RebelGrove.com publisher Neal McCready joins the podcast for an unforgettable episode dealing with Ole Miss and its major NCAA issues. Neal and Chris Lee talk about how Ole Miss got in this situation with the NCAA, the real story behind some of the Rebels' recruiting successes, the role of Mississippi State and Leo Lewis in the case against Ole Miss, the "pattern of behavior" that led to former coach Hugh Freeze's dismissal, and more. Warning: There are small segments of this podcast that may not be appropriate for children in the segment discussing what led to Freeze's dismissal.
Chris Lee and Seabass discuss the hire of Mike Baxter as VU's hitting coach (five-minute mark), address Dansby Swanson's struggles (13), and debate the most important football player at every SEC school this year.
Tennessean beat writer Adam Sparks joins the podcast to share his impressions of the roster through two weeks of camp, and also share his latest information on Vanderbilt and whether it will be playing football off-campus in the future.
UGASports.com's Anthony Dasher joins the podcast to talk about Georgia football. Topics include media access policies across the Southeastern Conference (one-minute mark), Kirby Smart and his ongoing difficulties with media and fans (nine), expectations for Georgia this year (14) and a discussion of key UGA players for this season (17-minute mark on).
Now that draft signings have been completed, Chris Lee and New York Dore look at the baseball roster (where VU is six players over the 35-man limit) and discuss who fits where for the 2018 season.
Chris Lee and Seabass talk about all things fall camp, including coach Derek Mason's interesting approach to talking about JoeJuan Williams, the quality talent and depth at the linebacker position, the biggest concerns that each have, a retrospective look at the quarterback mess that ex-coach James Franklin left, talk of the Sonny Gray trade to the Yankees, Walker Buehler's future with the Dodgers, and some Tony Kemp talk.
Inside the Gators' beat writer Tanner Dennie joins the podcast to discuss two-time Eastern Division defending champion Florida, plus, his take on Gainesville native Ralph Webb and the Eastern Division pecking order.
BamaInsider.com publisher Kyle Henderson joins the podcast to discuss Alabama, Vanderbilt's football opponent in Week 4 (Sept. 23). Kyle gives us the full run-down on Alabama, plus, we discuss whether Nick Saban is bad for the SEC (around the nine-minute mark) and whether Nick Saban has surpassed Bear Bryant as Alabama's greatest coach.
Chris Lee, Blake Lovell and David Sisk discuss each game on Vanderbilt's out-of-conference hoops schedule, which includes a bunch of potential NCAA Tournament teams and a potential Final Four squad.
It's been evident for some time now that if Vanderbilt is to have a new or renovated football stadium, it's going to be at the proposed MLS soccer stadium in the fairgrounds location. Chris Lee and The Tennessean's Joe Rexrode discuss how things got to this point, take questions from Vanderbilt fans, and a whole lot more. Plus, the two discuss working conditions in the media as it pertains to covering Vanderbilt and other programs, and Joe shares some stories from his old days covering Tom Izzo on the Michigan State beat.
Vanderbilt plays Kansas State in Week 3, and GoPowercat.com publisher Tim Fitzgerald gives all kinds of interesting info on the Wildcats, including how current Tennessee/former Kansas State athletic director John Currie wanted to get rid of legendary football coach Bill Snyder at the 14-minute mark (and why Tim thinks the hire won't work out for Tennessee), how Snyder built K-State into a winner (35-minute mark), how Fitzgerald thinks VU should attack the 'Cats offensively, when he thinks Snider will retire (65) and a whole, whole lot more in a comprehensive preview of VU's Sept. 16 opponent.
Chris Lee and Seabass discuss a variety of football-related topics, including the addition of UNLV to the football schedule (about the three-minute mark) the departure of Cole Hardin and what that means for the offensive line (six), the likely, late addition of a big-time recruit to the 2017 football class (21) and what winning and staff continuity have meant for Vanderbilt football.
Between recruiting and players already on campus, this could be the beginning of a very, very good era for Vanderbilt men's basketball, and Chris Lee, Blake Lovell and David Sisk talk about it. Topics include the recruitment of Darius Garland (times are approximate; it's at about the six-minute mark), SEC recruiting (13), the reputation of the Drew family in recruiting (14), what coaches talk to players about in recruiting (31), Vanderbilt's back-court for the coming season (35), VU's front-court for the coming season (39), tips on electronic babysitting (42), the evolution of college basketball (47), why Bruce Pearl hasn't had more success at Auburn (52) and brief thoughts on the order of finish in the Southeastern Conference this year (55).
Strange things have happened when Vanderbilt and MTSU play. VandySports.com publisher Chris Lee and GoMiddle.com publisher Casey Bowman take a closer look at MTSU and explain why we could see 80, maybe more, points scored on opening night.
Chris Lee and Seabass hit a bunch of topics in a 1:03 podcast including some of the ridiculous things that happen at SEC Media Days, comparisons between Vanderbilt and Tennessee at various positions (around the 17-minute mark), how Jay Cutler's recruitment might have unfolded differently if he'd played 15 years later (31), the relevance of Hackensack, N.J. to Vandy football (and a light-hearted movie discussion to follow), Seabass's SEC picks (38), quarterback instability in the SEC last year, and finally, who's the SEC's best coach behind Nick Saban (57).
Athlon's executive editor and Vanderbilt sideline reporter Mitch Light joins the podcast, as he and host Chris Lee break down all seven Southeastern Conference Eastern Division teams.
Host Chris Lee and The Tennessean's Adam Sparks (he covers the Vanderbilt beat) talk about what it's really like covering Vanderbilt behind the scenes. The two also talk about a bunch of stuff, including Adam's breaking the news that Alonzo Jones is playing center field in summer ball (and what that means), Vanderbilt's immediate and future baseball outlook and the mood in and around that program, various Derek Mason- and Bryce Drew-related topics, more developments on the soccer stadium that could be the future home for VU football, thoughts on the Vandy-MTSU matchup in the football opener, and much more. It's our longest podcast ever (about an hour and 45 minutes), and one you don't want to miss!
Chris Lee and Seabass talk VU football recruiting on the heels of the Max Worship commitment, plus, talk about the indefinite suspensions given to Frank Coppet, Tae Daley and Donaven Tennyson.
Vanderbilt got two more football commitments over the weekend, and a few more could pop from there. Chris Lee and Sean Williams give the latest, plus, share initial reactions to the story involving a pair of Commodores who sustained injuries after a Monday night shooting in Nashville.
Chris Lee and Seabass discuss Vanderbilt's football recruiting momentum, and the impact that may have for basketball at well (hint: Darius Garland). The two discuss some football-related topics, plus, add some info on athletic director David Williams's future at Vanderbilt.
Vanderbilt is landing more highly-rated recruits than it normally does. Justin Angel, Chris Lee and Sean Williams examine what's behind that.
The 2017 MLB Draft could not have broken much better for Vanderbilt. The Commodores had a number of key recruits go un-drafted, and several more in a spot where they may not get huge contract offers. Plus, six more Commodores were picked. Chris Lee and New York Dore break down what it all means.
Chris Lee and Chip Fridrich discuss the end of VU's baseball season in Corvallis, talk some about the MLB Draft, and look ahead to next season.
Vanderbilt will be a significant underdog as it heads to face Oregon State in the Corvalis Super Regional, but, that doesn't mean the Commodores can't advance to the College World Series from there. Chris Lee and New York Dore look at OSU's incredible 52-4 series, but also explain how a talented VU team could win the weekend. There's also a bit of MLB Draft talk mixed in during the hour-long podcast.
Chris Lee and Chip Fridrich discuss Vanderbilt's fantastic performance in the Clemson Regional, including Matt Ruppenthal's great start, Will Toffey's offensive fireworks, resurgences for Ro Coleman and Drake Fellows, the team's improved offensive approach, and much more, including how taking down Oregon State may not be the impossible order that it seems.