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Thanks for the memories, Tony!

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"It’s a bittersweet moment starting my pro career. But I was an SEC champion twice, we set records my junior year, we went to the College World Series for the first time in school history my freshman year, and I played with many All-Americans. The experience I had at Vanderbilt, you can’t put a price tag on it. The last three years changed my life."

Vanderbilt's Tony Kemp signs deal with Houston Astros | The Tennessean | tennessean.com

Coach Franklin: Underrated Component of Vanderbilt Recruiting Success? High School Coaches

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"Most of (the high school coaches) would have loved to send their kids to Vanderbilt, but just weren’t comfortable with the competitive experience they were going to have on the football field," Franklin said. "Now, they see the kids are coming back and having a great experience and they’re going to get a great education ... and they're going to win. That’s as important as anything. "High school coaches are the most informed of all the people in the recruiting process, and those guys have been unbelievable."

Commodores now a legitimate threat - SEC Blog - ESPN

It's Science: Vanderbilt #1 at Developing NFL Talent

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When it comes to SEC schools, the study lists Vanderbilt as the big winner. Why the Commodores? "Vanderbilt by FAR had the worst rated incoming talent during this period, but they still doubled up Auburn in terms of their number of draft picks!"

When it comes to turning high school talent into NFL draft picks, Vandy - not Alabama - tops list (report) | al.com

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"I really saw that transition was because of what he did off the field," Carta-Samuels said. "So learning from him, in about week eight last year I started doing what he did and I think the light really came on for me about week 11. At the start of spring ball, I’m about where I want to be."

Vanderbilt's Carta-Samuels is ready for his chance | Nashville City Paper

Dores to the Chick-fil-A Bowl?

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When it comes to the last few bowls, Vanderbilt becomes an interesting team. The Commodores are one of the hottest teams in the SEC and they could be up for the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Why? Well, the Chick-fil-A Bowl might not want another South Carolina-Clemson matchup. That means the Gamecocks could slip to the Gator Bowl. Also, could the Music City Bowl find itself in a position to take a 6-6 Ole Miss team over an 8-4 Mississippi State team after the Rebels blew the Bulldogs out? It's possible. …

SEC bowl projections: Week 14 - SEC Blog - ESPN

DeBusk said Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch on Monday evening alerted the UT Police Chief Troy...

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DeBusk said Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch on Monday evening alerted the UT Police Chief Troy Lane and football coach Derek Dooley about Bray's alleged involvement in two incidents. "We made them aware that he was a suspect in an incident — in two incidents," DeBusk said. Rausch alerted Dooley and the UT police chief because "we have a very good working relationship with UT," DeBusk said, and also to determine Grandinetti's status with the university.

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"Mike is the best of the best," said Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin. "He's one of the most remarkable...

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"Mike is the best of the best," said Vanderbilt coach Tim Corbin. "He's one of the most remarkable kids I've ever been around." Carl Michael Yastrzemski was a rookie 51 years ago en route to the Hall of Fame. His son, Mike, made it to Triple-A. Grandson Mike is called by Corbin "the face of Vanderbilt baseball," not because he'll eventually play professionally with the ceiling of David Price, but because of who he is and how is part of the Yastrzemski baseball legacy. Last summer, Billy Beane advised Mike: "Don't worry about the Draft, don't worry about fulfilling the family name, when you get that Vanderbilt degree you will be free."

Peter Gammons: Mike Yastrzemski puts big league dreams on hold | MLB.com: News

"Three long, anxious years went into that decision," Corbin said. "I love grass and I’m not a turf...

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"Three long, anxious years went into that decision," Corbin said. "I love grass and I’m not a turf guy. But I think turf is a whole lot different now than it was five years ago. This comes with a lot of investigation. ... It is one of those things that I felt it suits Vanderbilt. It might not suit other people but it does Vanderbilt. But it came with a lot of anxiety, I can tell you that."

Changes at hand after Vanderbilt baseball's reversal of fortune in 2012 | Nashville City Paper

I’m not really sure. I’ve heard people say that I play a little like Nene because he’s just a...

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I’m not really sure. I’ve heard people say that I play a little like Nene because he’s just a strong, physical big guy who likes to play in the post. He likes to play close to the basket and is good with sealing his man. He is a really good player and he plays very strong. I also see a little of Serge Ibaka in my game as well. I would say that my game is a combination of both players.

- Festus Ezeli, talking with nbadraft.net.