Robbie Caldwell resigns under pressure

Robbie Caldwell stepped down as Vanderbilt's head football coach at an 11:45 a.m. press conference. The resignation becomes effective after the Commodores' game with Wake Forest.

The action followed a meeting between Vice Chancellor David Williams and Caldwell, both of whom agreed it would be in the best interest of the university and the team for Caldwell to step aside.

Caldwell, who had never held the title of head coach before his promotion in July, has coached Vanderbilt to a record of 2-9 this season (1-7 SEC) entering this evening's finale against Wake Forest. Caldwell was promoted from offensive line coach to head coach following the abrupt retirement of eight-year head coach Bobby Johnson. Top Stories