Michigan leads the all-time series 9-0-1. The lone tie being an infamous 1922 game in which Vandy's coach told the Vandy players:
In the locker room prior to the kickoff, Coach McGugin gave his hopeful pregame inspirational talk. Referring to the Michigan players, McGugin said, "You are going against Yankees, some of whose grandfathers killed your grandfathers in the Civil War." Unknowing to the Commodore players was the fact that McGugin's father had been an officer in the Union army.The game marked the opening of Dudley Field, Vandy's Stadium.
It's highly doubtful that Steve Martin, Vanderbilt's football coach, will invoke such a vivid and powerful image to fuel the Dores towards overachievement.
But it would be cool as hell if he did.
BTW - on the MGoBlog link above, read the comments. Kyle on Football has some interesting historical notes in there about UM vs. Vandy.
[Photo: Steve Martin without Jay Cutler isn't very funny. Or compelling]
While we're talking about schedules, Kyle on Football offers more thoughts on UGA's upcoming series with Louisville. Noting most importantly that we will be stuck playing Lville and UK away in the same year. Two long as hell trips in one year.