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Anchor Drop, October 17, 2023: More transfers coming?

Barton Simmons at least seemed to imply this.

NCAA Football: Georgia at Vanderbilt Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

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Barton Simmons appeared on the Commodore Hour last night, and seemed to imply that Vanderbilt could be more active in the transfer portal this offseason:

I’m not actually sure what this means. He also said this:

Anyway, it doesn’t seem like Barton thinks Vanderbilt is that far off, which is good. I do think that the fact that Clark Lea’s more talented recruiting classes are still young is playing a big role in what we’re seeing on the field this season.

In other football news, Vanderbilt flipped a cornerback from Virginia:

And, the Ole Miss game on October 28 will be a night game on the SEC Network:

Men’s tennis duo Jeremie Casabon and Nathan Cox took home the doubles championship at the ITA Ohio Valley Regional. Soccer’s Ella Eggleston was named the SEC Freshman of the Week. Oh, and did you know bowling season starts Friday? Here’s a writeup on one of the new freshmen.

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