Vandy hears Music: Commodores to make second appearance in Nashville bowl

Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin argues with referee Matt Loeffler, left, and line judge Michael Shirey, right, in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Tennessee on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin argues with referee Matt Loeffler, left, and line judge Michael Shirey, right, in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Tennessee on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

NASHVILLE - Vanderbilt will be home for the holidays.

The Commodores learned on Sunday their bowl destination will be a couple of miles from campus in the Music City Bowl where they will face North Carolina State on Dec. 31 at LP Field (11 a.m., ESPN).

About 1,200 fans gathered at Vanderbilt’s Student Life Center for the official announcement.

“It’s a great opportunity to stake our claim of being Nashville’s team,” said Commodores coach James Franklin, who received a contract extension before the bowl celebration.

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brauhuff#295403 (Inactive) writes:

Boring. I hate conference bowl tie ins. The same 5 or 6 bowl hames over and over. It is time to end the bowl games except for the ones that lead to a National Championship game.

jdogg44 writes:

if we would've went 8-4 and went to Nashville again...ugh... we've tasted the greatness of yearly SEC and National title contention that Philip Fulmer brought to Tennessee and anything less ....... sorry...... just not interested......

ProfessionalHandicapper writes:

What School has the longest Football win streak in the SEC? Vandy!! 6 straight Go Dores..

rtrchatt writes:

Vandy deserves better.

Mr_Brownstone writes:

many, many, many more people interested in who becomes the next VOL football coach then where Candy plays in a bowl.

mytrifecta writes:

in response to rtrchatt:

Vandy deserves better.

I agree. They should be in Jacksonville. Another problem with the bowl system...its all based on money...number of tickets the team will commit to buying...perception of how to the the fan base will travel, etc. None of which the players control...they're the ones that get the shaft.

VOL1972 writes:

in response to rtrchatt:

Vandy deserves better.

My first reaction was the same, but when you look at the bowl schedule, I don't see a better bowl with a weaker team, except maybe the Gator Bowl which would be a rematch with Northwestern. Maybe we just aren't giving our Music City Bowl enough credit.

Bark_at_the_Moon writes:

Poor NC State.

CantStandCantStandSaban writes:

James Franklin is such a tool.

gobigorange5090 writes:

in response to rtrchatt:

Vandy deserves better.

Why?

CarlChilders writes:

Nashville's team? Who else is there?

pms151 writes:

I am getting sick and tired of you guys linking to the Tennessean. You have to buy a subscription with them to read the damn thing!

tincupUT writes:

in response to ProfessionalHandicapper:

What School has the longest Football win streak in the SEC? Vandy!! 6 straight Go Dores..

What school has the longest streak for not winning an SEC Championship in football? Candy!!! 80 years and counting!!!

CCLC writes:

in response to CarlChilders:

Nashville's team? Who else is there?

Tennessee's team?

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