Derek Mason has had his best year as head coach. Finishing the year 6-6, the Commodores are going bowling. After Conference Championship Saturday, Vandy will know what bowl they will be in on Sunday.
This season’s success has started the contract conversation…
Per ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg:
Vanderbilt and coach Derek Mason have started discussions about a revised contract that would include a raise and more years, ESPN has learned. The Commodores won four of their final six games, closing with wins over Ole Miss and Tennessee, to finish 6-6 and ensure their first bowl game under Mason, who has improved his record in each of the past two seasons.
Vanderbilt has won 3 of the last 5 games against Tennessee. Prior to that stretch, it took 47 years for Vandy to win 3 games in the series.
— Chris Low (@ClowESPN) November 28, 2016
It’s just one win, but that Tennessee victory was massive for Derek Mason and the Vanderbilt football program.