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Vanderbilt Fires Football Coach Derek Mason

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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Vanderbilt has fired head football coach Derek Mason.

One day after playing the first woman in a Power Five football game, the Commodores announced that they had fired Mason. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

He was 27-55 during his time at Vandy, and 0-8 this season.

Twitter is going to be so pissed about this! From the first moment the plan to play Sarah Fuller became public, I said it was nothing more than a stunt.

That became crystal clear when she was trotted out for a single kick and the universe pretended like it was the greatest moment in the history of football.

Obviously, that wasn’t the main reason why Mason lost his job. He lost his job because Vanderbilt has been terrible under his leadership.

However, Vanderbilt also had their most press ever Saturday when Fuller played. If you think Mason didn’t think that would help his cause, then you’re living in a fantasyland.

 

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Life sure does come at you quick!