With Jordan Rodgers at quarterback, Vanderbilt had one of its best seasons in program history in 2012.
That meant winning the lower-middle-tier Music City Bowl and finishing with only a No. 23 ranking in the AP Poll, but that ranking stands to this day as Vandy's best since 1948. Vanderbilt has been terrible for many decades, you see. His decent passer rating, which ranked No. 8 in the SEC, contributed well.
Monday night, Rodgers did something even more unthinkable for a Commodore: he won a national championship, defeating a former Florida State swimmer and various other tall-haired, tan men whom I could not distinguish during my brief viewings to win The Bachelorette. My colleague Rodger Sherman has all the details and ramifications for you.
College football fans always knew Rodgers, the brother of Aaron, was destined for even more than just a surprising 8-4 regular season record. As evidence, I give you his widely celebrated Twitter profile pic as a student-athlete. NSFW, I think. No really, I believe it actually is not safe for many lines of work.
The SEC also clearly prepared him for the big moment. Look at this form:
The first time I saw Jordan Rodgers on a knee (courtesy of Mark Barron) https://t.co/F3yrieznUJ— Chris B. Brown (@smartfootball) August 2, 2016
Congrats to JoJo, Rodgers, and Vanderbilt, and congrats to ESPN for eventually hiring another newly recognizable former college QB from its parent network's biggest reality show, probably. Jesse Palmer went from The Bachelor to a role as the SEC Network's top game analyst in just a decade, and that was with a couple more years of pro football mixed in.
The Every Team That's Ever Wanted In The Big 12 tracker has been updated, with Temple.
Folks, there is a big election going on, and Ohio governor John Kasich has made his endorsement. Lol, no, the Republican still hasn't endorsed Trump. He wants Cincinnati in the Big 12.
Betting against a popular team has always seemed like a good gambling theory, since that likely means going against plenty of uninformed money. But would it actually work?
Bill C team of the day: Kentucky, where the rebuild hit a large pothole. Those are mixed metaphors.
How much Texas and Oklahoma can work together could determine the final result of Big 12 expansion.
There is now video of the BB gun battle that led to the arrest of two Gators.
Commits of the day: two 2017 four-stars. Marco Wilson, a cornerback, is set to join his brother at Florida, and Charlotte OT T.J. Moore to South Carolina, becoming the Gamecocks' second-highest-rated recruit.
ESPN and FOX are reportedly asking the same question as you: Why should they give the Big 12 a lot more money in return for the conference adding UConn or Memphis or whoever?
HATIN'-ASS SPURRIER back at Florida.