March 18, 2013
On campus in Nashville - The Commodores' first spring scrimmage, scheduled this Saturday in Vanderbilt Stadium, will be open to the public.
The scrimmage promises to serve as the highlight this week as the Commodores shift into full gear and full contact during their second week of spring drills.
Gates at Vanderbilt Stadium will open this Saturday at 9:30 a.m., with the Commodores starting their workout at 9:45 a.m.
The scrimmage is the first of two practices that Head Coach James Franklin will open to Commodore fans prior to the Black & Gold Spring Game, which concludes spring drills on Saturday, April 13. The second session open to the public is Saturday, March 30.
After opening spring drills with two practices last week, the Commodores return to work Tuesday afternoon at the on-campus John Rich Practice Facility. The squad also is expected to prepare for the Saturday scrimmage with another full-gear practice on Thursday.
Ten Former Commodores Preparing for Pro Day on Campus Friday
Ten seniors from the 2012 squad, including All-SEC running back Zac Stacy, two-year starting quarterback Jordan Rodgers and interceptions leader Trey Wilson will participate in the team's Pro Day activity this Friday.
Other 2012 seniors joining Stacy, Rodgers and Wilson are defensive tackle Rob Lohr, defensive end Johnell Thomas, linebacker Archibald Barnes, offensive lineman Ryan Seymour, safety Eric Samuels, punter Richard Kent and tight end Austin Monahan.
The activity gives Vanderbilt's pro prospects a platform to showcase their talents before NFL scouts and talent evaluators. It includes official measurements, agility and bench tests, and position drills.