Vanderbilt Fires Coach Derek Mason In His 7th season
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sport
Vanderbilt fired coach Derek Mason on Sunday after losing the first eight games of his seventh season, and offensive coordinator Todd Fitch will serve as the interim coach...
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“While this was a difficult decision, but I know this change is necessary,” athletic director Candice Lee said in a statement. “We wish Derek and his entire family the best.”
Here was his statement...



(AP)
Filed Under: Vanderbilt Sports
Originally published on SECRant.com

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When Kentucky honored Coach Schlarman with the missing man at left guard we got flagged for delay of game. Mason's players all expressed their sorrow to the UK players. Maybe Vandy didn't win many football games, but in my book they were being well coached on how to be first class citizens. I am sorry to see him go. Maybe UK can find a place for him.
Reply2 months
BTW Mason declined the penalty. First class.
2 months
Get him on staff immediately. Don't care where you place him, hire him. He is the real deal. Nobody can win at Vanderbilt, that is not on him. He can coach, recruit, and has NFL credentials. If you don't, I promise you, Nick will.
Reply2 months
This is a good guy, tough place to win.
Reply2 months
You knew he was in trouble with that desperate publicity stunt with the female kicker. Pathetic way to go out.
Reply2 months
The administration forced it on him. He's not a fool.
2 months
RACIST
Reply2 months
Coach Mason did the best anybody could possibly do. Godspeed Coach!
Reply2 months
“ athletic director Candice Lee“ —There’s your answer for Vandy’s football woes
Reply2 months
Pretty sure they do not have an athletic dept. I also dont think they have an AD. They changed something over there.
2 months
Vandy always thinks they can do better. When a coach comes in that does a little better, some big time school snatches him up, because ( damn ) he could win at Vandy!
Reply2 months
He tried to go the "WOKE" and ended up "BROKE"
Reply2 months
Well at least he got a girl in the game! Wow what a relief that was!
Reply2 months
Nothing says Merry Christmas like your fired.
Reply2 months
*you're
2 months
What does the buyout look like?
Reply2 months
If the worst you can say about someone is that they couldn't win as the HC of Vandy football then they've done something right in life. Best of luck to him and his family.
Reply2 months
He seems like a fine man
Reply2 months
His legacy is a losing record and girl squib kicker.
Reply2 months
They should go after Freeze just for the UT melts.
Reply2 months
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