Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 9:05pm

For those in the sports talk business and people who live their lives through other people’s successes or failures, I would not be surprised if they think this hire (involving the next Vanderbilt football coach) will have an impact on western civilization.

This hire will benefit only one person. That will be the person that Vanderbilt throws the money at. As far as the hire changing the course of events at Vanderbilt, the SEC or the world, nothing could be further from the truth.

Posted by “richgoose” 

Filed under: City Voices

5 Comments on this post:

By: yogiman on 12/16/10 at 8:42

Unless they have hired a good coach and are willing to spent a bunch of money bringing in good athletes. The better the players, the more money they can earn the school.

Remember when Vandy was one of the top ranked teams in the country? Of course, that was before so many schools were brought forth.

Remember when MTSU was a girls school? Where do they stand in football now? Bring them boys in there. They need the money.

By: not_guilty on 12/16/10 at 1:53

Actually, Vanderbilt football has been earning money by losing to SEC bowl-bound teams, thus giving them one of the six wins needed to qualify, and then taking a 1/12 share of the bowl payments to the conference. If not for beating Vanderbilt, Kentucky, Georgia and Tennessee would not be bowl eligible this year.

By: yogiman on 12/16/10 at 2:20

Let's face it, not_guilty, Tennessee deserves to go to any bowl game they wish. Even with a losing season. They've earned it after all these years.

By: slzy on 12/16/10 at 10:11

Stanford has a $15.9 billion endowment,Vandy,$2.9.

Stanford has 34 or more varsity teams,Vandy 17 or so.

Where is the commitment?

By: yogiman on 12/16/10 at 10:24

slzy,

What in the cornbread hell are those 34 varsity teams Stanford has. Heck, I only thought they had football, basketball and baseball. Have they brought in hooker.. uh, excuse me, I mean hockey.