- After going 2-10 last season, Vanderbilt football hopes to improve in 2022.
- Based on their spring game, the Commodores can’t even beat themselves.
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Vanderbilt football is the laughing stock of the Southeastern Conference. Although it’s not necessarily their fault, because the alumni base isn’t pumping millions of dollars into the program and the admissions requirement poses challenges for recruiting, the Commodores stink. Badly.
Over the last four decades, Vanderbilt has had four (4) winning seasons. Two of them came with James Franklin as head coach in 2012 and 2013, one of them was a 7-6 season in 2008, and the other came in 1982.
Even when the Commodores had No. 11 overall NFL Draft pick Jay Cutler at quarterback from 2002 to 2005, they only won 11 total games in four years. It’s been rough.
After going 2-10 in year one, head coach Clark Lea is hoping that Vanderbilt can find some sort of positive momentum in 2022. It is yet to be seen whether that will happen, but the Commodores can’t even beat themselves, so.
Vanderbilt held its annual spring game in front of a nearly nonexistent crowd on Saturday afternoon. The two sides of the split-squad scrimmage played to a draw.
The game was set up as offense vs. defense, which typically includes point allocation for touchdowns by the offense and things like turnovers or third down stops for the defense. Regardless of how the points were scored, the offense and the defense tied at 32.
Vanderbilt can’t even win its spring game.
As soon as the game went final, college football fans had all kinds of jokes. A large portion of the replies on Twitter were from Tennessee Volunteers fans, so let’s go ahead and humble them out of the gate.
Okay, on with the Vandy jokes.
Every Football coach in America: “The only team that can beat you is yourself”
— Jalen Ross (@_JalenRoss) April 17, 2022
— Aggie Takes (@AggieTakes) April 16, 2022
— Chase Lantz (@chaselantz) April 17, 2022
Can’t lose if you tie pic.twitter.com/BWNqa71GYJ
— Erin 🍊 (@_EY8s) April 17, 2022
Vandy giving up 64 points is no surprise.
— Lews Therin Catamon (@RCDionysus) April 17, 2022
So 0-12-1 this year?
— Rollin Sterritt (@ColinwithanR) April 17, 2022
— Just Jeff (@JHolland73) April 17, 2022
Damn Vandy football is so bad they can’t even beat Vandy football.
— J. Wil (@BigWil1649) April 17, 2022
Half Full – Cheers…… pic.twitter.com/omlmBtM0Vc
— 🍊SC42🍊🪀 (@SC42alt) April 17, 2022
Closest Vanderbilt will come this year to winning an SEC game. A tie in their spring game.
— Andrew (@WooDamnPigg) April 17, 2022
Well, at least y’all didn’t lose, right?
— SomeRandomGuy (@SomeRndmGuyUT) April 17, 2022
Vandy remains undefeated https://t.co/fUg0oLngXw
— Ace Football Analytics (@js_ace_football) April 17, 2022
The only team that can't beat Vanderbilt is Vanderbilt. https://t.co/f0pP4GAiVP
— Real Messiah Variant (@NotMikeRNG) April 17, 2022
Good grief. I'd have played overtime so at least some of those players could feel what winning is like. https://t.co/5D3MnYxH7Y
— Man 🇺🇲🇺🇦🇸🇪🇫🇮 (@Thoughtsof1Man) April 17, 2022
Could this be anymore on-brand for Vanderbilt? The Commodores are in for a long year, they legitimately might only beat Elon.