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Anchor Drop, August 28, 2021: 7 Days to Kickoff

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Vanderbilt finished fall camp yesterday. It’s now game week.

Northern Illinois v Vanderbilt Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Good morning.

Optional Musical Accompaniment

We are now 7 days — just a week! — away from Vanderbilt football’s season opener against East Tennessee State. 7 for the Commodores is wide receiver Cam Johnson. The 6’0”, 200-pound redshirt junior from Brentwood was Vanderbilt’s leading receiver in 2020, with 56 catches for 545 yards and three touchdowns. For his career, Johnson has 90 catches for 906 yards and six touchdowns. He was also Vanderbilt’s punt returner in 2020.

And with game week being here, fall camp is now over. If you need a refresher on what we’re expecting this season, we have a lot of season preview content for you to read. We’ll also have game week content starting on Monday.

Candice Lee addressed Vanderbilt nation at the start of the academic year. That’s great, but VandyImport will address Vanderbilt nation later this week.

Aria Gerson at the Tennessean predicts Vanderbilt’s schedule game-by-game.

Also, college football writ large opens the season today, and we’ll have an open thread up later for that.

Sports on TV

All times Central.

  • 11:00 AM: PGA Tour: BMW Championship, Third Round (Golf Channel)
  • 11:30 AM: LLWS: Hamilton, OH vs. Sioux Falls, SD (ABC)
  • 12:00 PM: NFL Preseason: Packers at Bills (NFL Network)
  • 2:00 PM: PGA Tour: BMW Championship, Third Round (NBC)
  • 2:30 PM: LLWS: Taylor, MI vs. Honolulu, HI (ABC)
  • 3:05 PM: MLB: Red Sox at Cleveland (FS1)
  • 5:05 PM: MLB: Diamondbacks at Phillies (MLB Network)
  • 5:10 PM: MLB: Reds at Marlins (MLB Network)
  • 6:00 PM: NFL Preseason: Bears at Titans (NFL Network)
  • 8:07 PM: MLB: Padres at Angels (FS1)
  • 9:00 PM: NFL Preseason: Chargers at Seahawks (NFL Network)

Scoreboard

NFL Preseason: Colts 27, Lions 17 ... Eagles 31, Jets 31 ... Panthers 34, Steelers 9 ... Chiefs 28, Vikings 25.

MLB: Phillies 7, Diamondbacks 6 ... Cardinals 4, Pirates 3 ... Rays 6, Orioles 3 ... Red Sox 4, Cleveland 3 ... Reds 6, Marlins 0 ... Tigers 2, Blue Jays 1 ... Nationals 2, Mets 1 ... Braves 6, Giants 5 ... Astros 5, Rangers 4 ... White Sox 17, Cubs 13 ... Twins 2, Brewers 0 ... Padres 5, Angels 0 ... Yankees 8, A’s 2 ... Rockies 4, Dodgers 2 ... Royals 8, Mariners 7.