If you are Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson, you have to feel good if you have the ball at the Florida 10-yard line in the fourth quarter trailing 24-17. The Commodores had a second-and-one situation with 11 minutes to play and appeared on their way to tying Florida and making the Gators sweat in Game 2 of the Lame Duck Ron Zook Era.
November 6, 2004
Vanderbilt tailback <B>Norval McKenzie</b> bounced back from a disappointing opener with a 99-yard rushing game vs. Ole Miss. The 5-11, 205-pound senior from Powder Springs, Ga., who held off a charge from talented junior Kwane Doster to retain the No. 1 tailback position, talks about his game, and his teammates talk about what makes him such a fierce competitor.
September 21, 2004
Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson said Monday that Norval McKenzie should start at tailback Saturday vs. South Carolina (11:30 a.m. CT), but that McKenzie and Kwane Doster should both see plenty of carries. Doster and McKenzie both spoke with VandyMania recently about playing time and their expectations for the coming season.
August 31, 2004
NASHVILLE-- Georgia Tech quarterback Reggie Ball did the "Ramblin'", and Vanderbilt's chances for a home win were left in wreckage on Dudley Field Saturday. The visiting Yellow Jackets rallied from a 17-10 fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Commodores in overtime, 24-17, before 25,007 stunned fans.
September 27, 2003
The Vanderbilt Commodores (1-3) hope to get back on the winning track Saturday at 6 p.m. CT when they host the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (1-3) at Vanderbilt Stadium. Tech defeated Vanderbilt 45-3 in Bobby Johnson's coaching debut in August, 2002.
September 24, 2003
Who's the better tailback, Kwane Doster or Norval McKenzie? It's been the subject of much debate lately on our VandyMania football message boards. Thankfully, neither Doster nor McKenzie seems to care very much-- the primary concern of both is getting Vandy its first SEC victory of the season.
September 10, 2003
VandyMania talked with Vanderbilt head coach Bobby Johnson, junior tailback Norval McKenzie, sophomore quarterback Jay Cutler, and junior cornerback Lorenzo Parker in the press room Saturday immediately after the Commodores' 51-6 victory over Chattanooga.
September 7, 2003