Commodores open spring drills

The Vanderbilt Commodore football team, expected to be one of the most talented in history, kicked off its 2007 spring practice on Tuesday evening. was there and captured these images and more.

Tailbacks Cassen Jackson-Garrison and Jeff Jennings talk before practice.

Defensive tackle Brandon Holmes gets ready to rumble.

Vanderbilt quarterbacks Jared Funk (12) Mackenzie Adams (9) and Richard Kovalcheck (15).

commodore quarterback Chris Nickson sprints through drills.

The offensive line gets some work. The big guys were the first ones out on the field.

Vanderbilt offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell keeps control of drills.

Defensive end Terriall Brannon gets a quad stretched.

Safety Roger Herndon had a long road to Vanderbilt but he's here now and eligible.

Vanderbilt head coach Bobby Johnson lets his assistants do their jobs but he keep an ever watchful eye on the drills.

Jackson-Garrison goes through warm-ups.

Offensive players get stretched up for a long practice.

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