Video: Mason recaps Sunday's practice

Aug. 3, 2014

Mason's Interview

Vanderbilt's football team held its fourth practice of preseason camp Sunday at the John Rich Practice Facility.

The Commodores will move into full pads for the first time on Monday after working in shells the last two days.

After Sunday's practice Derek Mason recapped what he saw and looked ahead to the first day of pads.

"There was some give and take," Mason said. "We had some great looks defensively at times where guys showed up and made some plays, and we had some things offensively that I thought shined for us.

"I think our young receivers are doing a nice job. When the ball is in their area, they are making plays. We need to be a little bit more consistent at the quarterback position and that is just the way it is. Today, we had guys open and you have to hit your targets.

"I'm never going to move away or shy away from telling the truth. Sometimes guys want to be more guarded than that, but football is a game where you either get it done or you don't. Today, I thought we did a good job of staying static. I can't say we necessarily moved three steps ahead, but I thought overall we touched the grass and we got better. And you are getting better with mistakes as much as you are success."

Military Jets Fly Over Practice Fields
It wasn't planned, but the timing was impeccable. Just as the Commodores' concluded their practice Sunday, three military jets flew over the practice field. The jets halted everyone on the field, as they looked skyward to see them fly over.

"Anytime you get to hear F-16's and F-17's flying overhead, that is awesome," Mason said. "My dad was in the Air Force. They live in Arizona by Luke Air Force Base, so you get to see them flying all the time. It is cool to me."



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