May 15, 2007

Countdown to Kickoff: Vanderbilt

Countdown To Kickoff: A Preview of Alabama's 2007 Opponents

Game Two: Alabama at Vanderbilt
Where: Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.
When: September 8, 2007
Time/TV: TBA
Series record: Alabama leads, 58-19-4.
Last meeting: 2006: Alabama 13, Vanderbilt 10

About Vanderbilt
2006 Record: 4-8 (1-7 in SEC)
Head Coach: Bobby Johnson has compiled a won-loss record of 15-43 in five seasons at Vanderbilt. Prior to coaching the Commodores, Johnson served as the head coach at Division I-AA Furman for eight seasons as well as defensive coordinator at Clemson.
Returning Starters: 19 (Offense: 9, Defense: 8, Specialists: 2)
2005 by the numbers: Scoring offense: 22 ppg; Pass offense: 201.4 ypg; Rush offense: 149.6 ypg; Total offense: 351 ypg; Scoring defense: 23.7 ppg; Pass defense: 196.7 ypg; Rush defense: 156 ypg; Total defense: 352.7 ypg.

When Vanderbilt has the ball: Though the Commodores weren't the most productive offense in the SEC, they did enough with their very young unit to force teams around the league to respect the arsenal of offensive weapons they have returning in 2007.

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