It's a Busy Day at John Rich Complex
Vanderbilt's John Rich Practice Facility got quite a workout Thursday, with the Commodores completing an enthusiastic 2-hour, 15-minute workout shortly after the Arizona Cardinals finished a lengthy session as they continue to prep for their third NFL preseason game scheduled Saturday in Chicago.
While Commodore mentor Robbie Caldwell was pleased with his squad's continued development and effort on the practice field, he had plenty of fun at the Cardinals' workout, spending an hour getting to meet Arizona coaches, administrators and players, including Cardinal Head Coach - and former Commodore assistant coach - Ken Whisenhunt.
Caldwell has close ties to at least two Cardinals: Director of Player Personnel Steve Keim and All-Pro safety Adrian Wilson. Caldwell mentored Keim during his career as a North Carolina State offensive lineman and recruited Wilson to the Wolfpack nearly 15 years ago.
Here's a photo gallery of Caldwell at the Arizona practice.
Coach Caldwell Tweets
Eight days before kickoff of his first game as a college head coach, Vanderbilt's Robbie Caldwell has accepted a new challenge - he's joined the Tweeter Generation!
In pure Coach Caldwell fashion, one of his first tweets focused on a non-football topic - classic country music. Under the message "Three things in this world worth a dime," the coach gave followers a dose of his country favorite, linking to Tom T. Hall's "Old Dogs, Children & Watermelon Wine" standard on Youtube. For those keeping track, the coach does not partake.
To follow Caldwell's tweets as the 2010 season approaches, go to http://twitter.com/robbiecaldwell.
Pure Commodore Radio on Monday Nights
Coach Caldwell won't be tweeting this Monday night. The coach will join play-by-play announcer Joe Fisher this Monday at the Holiday Inn-Vanderbilt for the first Commodore Call-in Show of 2010.
Commodore fans are invited to join Caldwell and Fisher at the one-hour radio show, which starts at 6 p.m., at the newly renovated Commodore Grille. The show will air each Monday of game week on Vanderbilt's new Nashville flagship station, WRQQ Classic Hits 97.1-FM.
If you don't have plans, drop by Monday, say hello to Yogi, the friendly Commodore Grille manager, and check out the show. You'll be able to say hello to the coach during program breaks.