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Vanderbilt Fires Coach Derek Mason In His 7th season
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sport
Vanderbilt fired coach Derek Mason on Sunday after losing the first eight games of his seventh season, and offensive coordinator Todd Fitch will serve as the interim coach...
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“While this was a difficult decision, but I know this change is necessary,” athletic director Candice Lee said in a statement. “We wish Derek and his entire family the best.”
Here was his statement...



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When Kentucky honored Coach Schlarman with the missing man at left guard we got flagged for delay of game. Mason's players all expressed their sorrow to the UK players. Maybe Vandy didn't win many football games, but in my book they were being well coached on how to be first class citizens. I am sorry to see him go. Maybe UK can find a place for him.
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BTW Mason declined the penalty. First class.
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Get him on staff immediately. Don't care where you place him, hire him. He is the real deal. Nobody can win at Vanderbilt, that is not on him. He can coach, recruit, and has NFL credentials. If you don't, I promise you, Nick will.
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This is a good guy, tough place to win.
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You knew he was in trouble with that desperate publicity stunt with the female kicker. Pathetic way to go out.
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The administration forced it on him. He's not a fool.
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RACIST
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Coach Mason did the best anybody could possibly do. Godspeed Coach!
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“ athletic director Candice Lee“ —There’s your answer for Vandy’s football woes
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Pretty sure they do not have an athletic dept. I also dont think they have an AD. They changed something over there.
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Vandy always thinks they can do better. When a coach comes in that does a little better, some big time school snatches him up, because ( damn ) he could win at Vandy!
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He tried to go the "WOKE" and ended up "BROKE"
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Well at least he got a girl in the game! Wow what a relief that was!
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Nothing says Merry Christmas like your fired.
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*you're
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What does the buyout look like?
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If the worst you can say about someone is that they couldn't win as the HC of Vandy football then they've done something right in life. Best of luck to him and his family.
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He seems like a fine man
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His legacy is a losing record and girl squib kicker.
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They should go after Freeze just for the UT melts.
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