Last game vs. Georgia: 34-17 loss
Series Record: Georgia leads 47-17-2
Most memorable Georgia win: 1983 – All-American Terry Hoage knocks away a Vanderbilt pass near the end of the game to save the win for the Dawgs.
Most painful Georgia loss: 1994 – Ray Goff may have lost his job when Vandy ran up the score on the Dawgs in Athens – on Homecoming, no less.
Starters returning: 14
Inside the numbers vs. Georgia (as seen in the upcoming Dawg Post 2006 Season Preview):
Inside the numbers:
That's how many points Vanderbilt has lost by in their last four trips to Athens. In only one of those games, Georgia's 29-19 win in 2000, were the Commodores within two touchdowns by the time the game ended.
SEC Media Day's quote to note:
"We used to play The Citadel and guys like that – and they are not Michigan." – Vanderbilt Head Coach Bobby Johnson's thoughts on the start of his season. Vandy opens up playing at Michigan, at Alabama and hosting Arkansas.
"I am still searching." – Johnson on trying to find an open date in Vandy's schedule. Vandy is looking into the possibility of playing a game after Thanksgiving in future seasons.
"We have not proved that we can beat Middle Tennessee, but we dropped them and are going on the road to play Michigan." – Johnson on the thinking at Vanderbilt of playing at Michigan.
"It's kind of scary to me." - Johnson talking about the use of websites like MySpace.com, and the information players put online.
"It's not rocket surgery - it's football." - Johnson said smliing talking about his new new quarterback's ability to pick up the offense.
"I did call the SEC office after the Florida game last season, but I am not telling you what I called them." - Johnson said with a smile on his face. He was talking about Vandy's overtime loss to the Gators last season where Vandy came up on the short end of a few difficult calls.
Legge's projected SEC finish: 6th SEC East
Legge's All-SEC Commodores: OL Brian Stamper