That you’ve given me
The memories are all in my mind
And now that we’ve come
To the end of our rainbow
I must say out loud
You’re once, twice
Three times a winner."
-- Commodores Fight Song
[Photo: Coach Martin has the Dores playing like Wild and Crazy Guys]
But after consecutive 2 win seasons in 2002, 2003 and 2004, things looked very bleak. Even by Vandy standards. In all reality, the only reason that Vanderbilt had not already fired Martin was a procedural issue. When the university's president burned down the athletic department, fired the athletic director and made football an intramural sport, the forms for terminating head coaches were probably lost.
This mix up gave Martin an additional year to turn things around. Today, Vandy's 6-30 start is in the program's rear view mirror, and the Commodores look to have their best season since Lionel Richie went pro early to focus on his solo career.
[Photo: The Commodores pose for team picture. I think Jay Cutler is the guy in the middle.]
[Photo: Ole Miss' Coach O throws a nutty.]
In fact, the speech must have been spectacular because Ole Miss scored 20 unanswered points in the 2nd half before Vandy's special teams unit showed why they truly are a BrickHouse in blocking the Extra Point to preserve the win.
Richmond is the next scheduled victim for the Vandy Steamroller. As Charles Barkley and the Auburn Tigers know, Richmond's program has killed big dreams before. If Vandy focuses, they should be 5-0 when LSU rolls into town.
Photo: Lionel Richie IS the Commodores. Bring him back for the streak. Don't do it for us. Do it for the children.]