Depth Chart Update: Vanderbilt

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There are not a lot of changes to the depth chart leading into ODU's first ever game against an SEC opponent. The changes that have been made are in critical areas. This promises to be a game of contrasting syles.  Old Dominion is all about speed, matchups, trying to dictate tempo and creating a frenzied environment.  Vanderbilt is about power, multiple tight ends, … [Read more...]

Five Vanderbilt players ODU fans need to know

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  Vanderbilt (2-6) is having what they would characterize as a poor season.  The Commodores were smashed at home by Temple, barely defeated Charleston Southern and are winless in the SEC.  A big part of that is heavy personnel losses along with a coaching change from James Franklin to Derek Mason.  There is always going to be some regression in these instances. I did … [Read more...]

Best Case/Worst Case Vanderbilt

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Old Dominion (3-5) is a seven point underdog at Vanderbilt (2-6) for a game that will air on ESPNU at 7pm on Saturday.  Based on everything I can see, the point spread should be much closer to three or four points. The Monarchs are on a four game losing streak where the offense has found its rhythm while the defense has reverted to some bad form.  Vanderbilt has been better … [Read more...]

Video: Derek Mason previews ODU-Vandy matchup

NCAA Football: Charleston Southern at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt (2-6) has been playing better of late coming off a 24-14 loss at Missouri.  This week they are paying Old Dominion (3-5) approximately one million dollars as part of a guarantee non conference game. Derek Mason is in his first season at Vanderbilt after spending previous seasons rising up the coaching ladder at Stanford where he was most recently their defensive … [Read more...]

Antonio Vaughan joins Biletnikoff Award Watch List

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After a career day which he tallied six receptions for 220 yards and two touchdowns, Antonio Vaughan has been added to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List.  The Biletnikoff Award is presented annually to the nation's most outstanding receiver by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation. The Watch List is rather large at the moment but will be trimmed down to ten … [Read more...]

ODU receives significant spike in preseason KenPom ratings

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Ken Pomeroy has a site, Kenpom.com, which is the statistical mecca for all things college basketball.  It will be a site that we utilize along with Basketball State all season long.  Everyone uses it, including NCAA coaches looking to gain a competitive advantage. Last season ODU went from 5-25 to 18-18 and received a year end rating bump from 267 (2012-13) to 170 … [Read more...]

Can ODU really beat Vanderbilt?

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Despite possessing the worst record in program history (3-5) and in the midst of a four game losing streak, Old Dominion is very much in position to finish the season strong.  The Monarchs have a game Saturday evening against Vanderbilt that will be televised on ESPNU, presenting possibly their biggest showcase game yet. Vegas opened the Commodores (2-6) as a ten point … [Read more...]