On Sunday, I wrote that Vanderbilt’s offensive line had suddenly become a patchwork due to Devin Cochran transferring and three potential starting linemen — Bryce Bailey, Cole Clemens, and Johnathan Stewart — opting out of the season.
It turns out that I may have spoken too soon:
Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason said Michigan grad transfer OL Stephen Spanellis has opted out of the 2020 season.— Robbie Weinstein (@rwweinstein) September 1, 2020
The Commodores are down at least four likely contributors on the O-line.https://t.co/8VlPaMjDlx pic.twitter.com/M4Ossjtj4C
Michigan graduate transfer Stephen Spanellis figured to be in the mix for a starting spot on the offensive line, if for no other reason than that he’s one of the few players in that unit with Division I experience. Instead, Spanellis is going to opt out of the season, and Vanderbilt is left with a starter from last year, two backups, a transfer from Central Connecticut State, and exactly one other guy who has even seen a snap in a college game.
And you thought things were going to be bad. This is going to be brutal.