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Academic Bowl? Vanderbilt’s Derek Mason wants to schedule Stanford

Derek Mason

The new SEC scheduling format will require every SEC member to schedule one game per season against a team from another power conference. For Vanderbilt, a match-up with Stanford makes sense for so many reasons and new head coach Derek Mason hopes to make it happen.

Mason, a former assistant at Stanford, told radio station WJOX in Birmingham, Alabama Vanderbilt is working on getting Stanford on a future schedule.

“We’re in the process right now of scheduling that game,” Mason told WJOX. “We understand that the two schools have similar brands, but you know what? They don’t fear anybody and we don’t either.”

We only get a few times to see SEC schools go up against Pac-12 schools. We have seen a few games in recent years, but whenever we get a chance to see these two conference battle it out on the field it makes for some interesting match-ups. Stanford has become the class of the Pac-12 in recent years, winning back-to-back Pac-12 championships and playing in four straight BCS bowl games. Vanderbilt has enjoyed some moderate success in recent seasons but has not enjoyed the same level of success as the Cardinal. Still, Mason hopes to get the opportunity for the challenge.

“We’ll get a chance to get after Stanford and they’ll get a chance to get after us at some point in time, hopefully in the near future,” Mason said. “We are still the best conference in the whole United States. If they want to come and get us, come and get us.”

Vanderbilt and Stanford have never played before, but that will hopefully not be the case for much longer.

Helmet sticker to Saturday Down South.

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8 Responses to “Academic Bowl? Vanderbilt’s Derek Mason wants to schedule Stanford”
  1. peddealer says: May 22, 2014 9:08 PM

    Kevin, I just picked my nose and are the booger…
    Your story was that bad.

  2. daveoc99 says: May 22, 2014 9:45 PM

    Academic bowl technically already exists: Carnegie Mellon vs Case Western

  3. lolnfl says: May 22, 2014 10:38 PM

    vandy doesnt fear anyone? lol look at their ooc schedules. v

  4. irishdodger says: May 23, 2014 9:09 AM

    Stanford would dominate this series as of today…both on the gridiron & in the classroom. I’m no Stanford fan but no school has been able to succeed on the football field under their stringent academic requirements. They even trump ND & Northwestern when it comes to BCS academic schools.

  5. 8to80texansblog says: May 23, 2014 10:14 AM

    We’ll see how Mason can continue the success at Vandy, but even under Franklin, Stanford would have crushed them.

  6. cubano76 says: May 23, 2014 10:42 AM

    WooHoo NerdBowl!!!!!!!!!

  7. jimr10 says: May 23, 2014 12:47 PM

    Be careful coach… Stanford has shown years of success.. Vandy is the coaches graveyard.. I forgot how many coaches have been at Vandy over the past few years.

  8. vols84 says: May 23, 2014 7:53 PM

    Candy is funny

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