Derek Mason had one more surprise in store for his squad before the first game of the season.
As the Commodores made it to campus for Dore Alley two and a half hours prior to kickoff, little did they know new black Nike uniforms were hanging in their lockers. Watch Reaction
The jerseys feature a sublimated black and anthracite anchor pattern on the sleeves, a Nike Flywire collar with the Star V in the middle, gold numbers, and "Anchor Down" on the back nameplate.
The only change to Vanderbilt's pants is the location of the Star V, which is now positioned on the front instead of the side.
On Monday, the Commodores received new matte black helmets before practice.