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Dores on the Web

Aug. 11, 2017

The latest buzz on the web surrounding the Vanderbilt Commodores:

Miami Dolphins: Former Vanderbilt quarterback Jay Cutler cut his retirement short this week when he signed a one-year deal with the NFL's Miami Dolphins worth a reported $10 million. Cutler, a former All-SEC quarterback with the Commodores, spent the past eight seasons with the Chicago Bears. Watch Cutler discuss his move to Miami in the video below.

SEC Network: The SEC Network checks in on Vanderbilt and quarterback Kyle Shurmur, who enters fall camp as a leader on the Commodores' offense with 18 career starts under his belt.

Saturday Down South: The Commodores welcomed fans of all ages to its indoor facility last weekend for Dore Jam, and the event did not disappoint. Head football coach Derek Mason spent a lot of time signing autographs, even endorsing the onesie of a baby Vandy fan. Adam Butler, an undrafted free agent defensive lineman with the New England Patriots, is turning heads during Pats' training camp. Butler got the start in Thursday's preseason matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and ESPN's Mike Reiss was high on Butler's NFL potential. "Butler has a real shot to earn a roster spot if he keeps showing up as he has through the first 12 practices of camp," Reiss writes.

Twitter: Vanderbilt's fall camp got a little soggy this week when coaches surprised players with water balloons.

Houston Chronicle: Houston Texans linebacker Zach Cunningham, a former All-American at Vanderbilt in 2016, impressed during his team's preseason debut this week. Cunningham finished with a team-high seven tackles, including four unassisted stops. 

The Tennessean: Adam Sparks spotlights offensive lineman Sean Auwae-McMoore, Vanderbilt football's first scholarship player from Hawaii. Auwae-McMoore is one piece of what the Commodores call the "Poly Pipeline." Meanwhile, Auwae-McMoore and defensive lineman Nifae Lealao both earned spots on the Polynesian Player of the Year watch list. Freshmen student-athletes are forced to adjust to new surroundings when they first arrive at Vanderbilt. Read how the university's Bridge Program helps new students transition to careers on West End.

Anchor Down Productions: Vanderbilt women's basketball heads to Costa Rica this week for its first foreign trip in a decade. Watch the Commodores prepare for their trip abroad.
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