August 1, 2006

Fisher excited about talented receiving corps

Last year, Vanderbilt threw the ball behind record-setting quarterback Jay Cutler more than they had since the late-1980's. The Commodores were the Southeastern Conference's top passing offense, with Cutler and freshman All-American Earl Bennett leading the way.

The Commodores lost a key receiver with the graduation of Erik Davis, but a host of talented players are ready to step in on what is probably the team's most-talented position group.'s Chris Lee spoke with Wide Receivers Coach Charlie Fisher on topics ranging from what he's looking for in camp to a preview of each of his returning receivers.

What to look for:
The Commodores will often operate from a three-receiver set much as they did at the end of 2005. Bennett, George Smith, and Marlon White are unquestionably Vandy's top three wideouts.

The big thing to watch, therefore, will be which receivers emerge to provide depth.

"You always want to continue to improve your group and get them ready to play," said Fisher. "The bigger question is not our first three, it'll be establishing our top six. We've got a good handle on who those are, but we've got to see those guys to continue to improve and give us quality depth, and they'll help us. "

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