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Sport Vanderbilt fires coach Derek Mason in his 7th season

21:50  29 november  2020
21:50  29 november  2020 Source:   ap.org

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Derek Mason (born September 29, 1969) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head football coach at Vanderbilt University.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — 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.

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2020, file photo, Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason looks on from the sideline during an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt women's soccer goalkeeper Sarah Fuller has practiced with the football team, and coach Derek Mason says she's an option at kicker Saturday against Missouri. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2020, file photo, Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason looks on from the sideline during an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt women's soccer goalkeeper Sarah Fuller has practiced with the football team, and coach Derek Mason says she's an option at kicker Saturday against Missouri. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

“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.”

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Vanderbilt will retain football coach Derek Mason next season , athletics director Malcolm Turner announced Tuesday. He became only the second coach in Vanderbilt history to make multiple bowl appearances. And under his watch, the Commodores beat rival Tennessee three straight times for

Vanderbilt will bring back head coach Derek Mason next season , the school announced Tuesday. The guiding thought is that the new athletic administration wants to give the football program adequate support before making a determination about Mason ’s future. Mason is 26-46 in his sixth season at

Mason was hired in 2014 as Vanderbilt's 28th coach, replacing James Franklin when he left for Penn State. Mason came to Vanderbilt after being associate head coach and defensive coordinator at Stanford. He became the first Vanderbilt coach since the 1920s to beat in-state rival Tennessee three straight seasons.

But with the Southeastern Conference playing only league games this season, Vanderbilt is 0-8 and on the verge of the first winless season in school history after a 41-0 loss to Missouri.


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The most notable thing to happen this season for Vanderbilt came Saturday, when soccer goalkeeper Sarah Fuller became the first woman to play in a Power Five conference football game.

Mason leaves as the sixth-winningest coach in program history at 27-55.

Vanderbilt said the search for a new head coach will begin immediately.

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Vanderbilt-Georgia football game postponed due to Commodores' shortage of players .
Vanderbilt's lack of players due to circumstances of COVID-19, injuries and opt-outs, so the Commodores' game vs. Georgia has been pushed to Dec. 19.The Vanderbilt at Georgia game will be rescheduled for Dec. 19. Should Georgia qualify for the SEC Championship Game on that date, the game against Vanderbilt would be declared a no-contest, and Georgia would represent the Eastern Division in the SEC title game.

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