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Scouting Vanderbilt Defense and Special Teams

Defensively, Vandy is not real strong, but this unit is a lot better than the Commodores offense, that's for sure. Vanderbilt held LSU to 27 points, Ole Miss to 14 and South Carolina to 21. They also gave up 40 to Connecticut, 43 to Georgia and 49 to Arkansas. Vandy is relatively easy to run on (177) and almost as easy to throw on (237, 64%) showing the same balance they have on offense.

The defensive line is a problem in that the ends don't make a lot of plays and the tackles are not big or strong enough to control the middle. Tackles Adam Smotherman (is that an awesome DT name or what?) and T.J. Greenstone have decent size but get moved fairly easily. The best lineman is DE Theron Kadri and their top sack man is a non-starter Rob Lohr who has three. The linebacker corps is...

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