In three years, James Franklin turned the Vanderbilt Commodores from a laughingstock into a respectable SEC contender. But in the first season of the post-Franklin era, the Commodores went from a team that won nine games in back-t0-back seasons to going 0-8 in conference play.
Head coach Derek Mason enters his second season in Nashville with a ton of holes to fix. First and foremost, the offense needs serious re-tooling, especially at the quarterback spot.
The nation’s 107th-ranked scoring defense needs to improve in several areas, especially against the pass. Let’s take a look at Vanderbilt’s top areas for improvement heading into the 2015 season.