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Anchor Drop, July 20, 2022: 38 Days to Kickoff

Oh no, Clark Lea said something that would be a nothingburger anywhere else.

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NCAA Football: SEC Media Days Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

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We are now 38 days away from Vanderbilt football’s season opener at Hawaii. 38 for the Commodores is kicker Will Faris. The redshirt freshman from Dallas didn’t play in 2021 and is presumably behind Joseph Bulovas for kicking duties this season.

It’s SEC Media Days, and you know Vanderbilt’s head coach said something when I see links to the small penises at Outkick and BroBible when I’m doing my morning gleaning of the internet for the Anchor Drop.

That’s... that’s it? Holy shit, how dare he have expectations for the program that he is paid to run. What did you expect him to say, I’m here to go 4-8 for a few years and collect a paycheck?

Anyway, the more actually relevant news from Media Days is that Lea named Mike Wright the starting quarterback this fall. It’s probably a smart move to go ahead and decide on the quarterback now, because unlike a situation where there’s a newcomer who could win the job, or the starter from last year is gone, there’s no real reason to drag this into fall camp. Mike Wright and Ken Seals are both known quantities, and what exactly would have happened in fall camp that would have changed your opinion on who was the better option that you didn’t already know at the end of last season? Whether he can hold onto the job is a different matter, but based on what we saw last season, I don’t think there was a reason to think you needed more information before making a decision.

Oh, yeah, and remember: today, the day after the MLB All-Star Game, is the worst sports day of the year.

Sports on TV

All times Central.

  • 7:50 AM: FIBA Asia Cup: China vs. Lebanon (ESPN+)
  • 2:00 PM: UEFA Women’s Euro: England v. Spain (ESPN2)
  • 7:00 PM: Copa America Femenina: Colombia v. Chile (FS1)
  • 7:00 PM: Copa America Femenina: Ecuador v. Paraguay (FS2)
  • 5:20 AM: FIBA Asia Cup: Japan vs. Australia (ESPN+)


FIBA Asia Cup: New Zealand 97, Syria 58 ... Japan 102, Philippines 81.