Vanderbilt defeated Missouri and Kentucky in football last season to finish tied for fourth in the East, a nice step from the last-place finish with a winless conference team in coach Derek Mason’s first year.
But the 4-8 overall record of 2015 isn’t good enough for 2016.
“I want to say this,” Mason said. “This football team knows how to compete, okay? It’s not about competing anymore, it’s about winning.”
The Commodores figure to be about defense and its running game led by Ralph Webb, who rushed for 1,152 yards last season.