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2013 Vanderbilt Commodores football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
2013 record0–0 (0–0 SEC)
Head coachJames Franklin
Offensive coordinatorJohn Donovan
Offensive schemeWest Coast Offense
Defensive coordinatorBob Shoop
Base defense4-3
Home stadiumVanderbilt Stadium
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2013 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
Florida   0 0         0 0  
Georgia   0 0         0 0  
Kentucky   0 0         0 0  
Missouri   0 0         0 0  
South Carolina   0 0         0 0  
Tennessee   0 0         0 0  
Vanderbilt   0 0         0 0  
Western Division
Alabama   0 0         0 0  
Arkansas   0 0         0 0  
Auburn   0 0         0 0  
LSU   0 0         0 0  
Mississippi State   0 0         0 0  
Ole Miss   0 0         0 0  
Texas A&M   0 0         0 0  
Championship: December 7, 2013
As of TBA, 2013 • Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represented Vanderbilt University during the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Commodores play their six home games at Vanderbilt Stadium at Dudley Field in Nashville, Tennessee, which has been Vanderbilt football's home stadium since 1922. The 2013 team is coming off back-to-back bowls for the first time in school history. The 2012 season was the best win pct since 1955 (.692) the nine wins was the most since 1915, and the 5 SEC wins was the most since 1935. The 2012 season ended with the current longest win streak in the SEC, needless to say this was one of the best season in Vanderbilt football history. The 2013 Vanderbilt is headed by 3rd year head coach James Franklin. [1] It will mark the Commodores 123rd overall season, 80th as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and its 22nd within the SEC Eastern Division.

Before the Season

A small amount of controversy accorded when Vanderbilt canceled games with home Northwestern and away Ohio State. A letter was sent cancelling the games.[2]

Coaching staff

Name Position Year
James Franklin Head Coach 3rd
John Donovan Offensive Coordinator / Running Backs Coach 3rd
Bob Shoop Defensive Coordinator / Safeties Coach 3rd
Charles Bankins Special Teams Coordinator / Tight Ends Coach 3rd
Josh Gattis Wide Receivers Coach 2nd
Herb Hand Offensive Line Coach 4th
George Barlow Defensive Backs Coach 2nd
Brent Pry Co-Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers Coach 3rd
Ricky Rahne Quarterbacks Coach 3rd
Sean Spencer Defensive Line Coach 3rd
Andy Frank Assistant Director of Football Operations 5th
Jemal Griffin Football Chief of Staff 3rd
Michael Hazel Director of Football Operations 5th
Matt Ruland Assistant Recruiting Coordinator 2nd
Joey Orck Offensive Graduate Assistant 5th
Tom Bossung Head Athletic Trainer 15th
Kevin Colon Associate Director of Student Athletics 3rd
Dwight Galt Football Strength and Conditioning Director 3rd
Chuck Losey Football Assistant Strength Coach 3rd
Kevin Threlkel Offensive Administrative Assistant 3rd
Luke Wyatt Head Equipment Manager 31st



2013 Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 29 7:15 PM Ole Miss Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN (Rivalry) ESPN      
September 7* Austin Peay Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, TN      
September 14 at South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC      
September 21* at Massachusetts Gillette StadiumFoxborough, MA      
September 28* UAB Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, TN      
October 5 Missouri Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, TN      
October 19 Georgia Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, TN      
October 26 at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX      
November 9 at Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL      
November 16 Kentucky Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, TN      
November 23 at Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN (Rivalry)      
November 30* Wake Forest Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, TN      
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.


Ranking movements
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NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
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