Oct. 23, 2012
A 30-minute documentary focusing on James Franklin's Commodores in the days leading to the victory over Auburn will be presented Wednesday evening on CBS Sports Network.
A three-person crew from"Yahoo! Presents the Road to Saturday," was embedded with the Commodores for three days as the team prepared for the important Southeastern Conference encounter with Auburn. Producers interviewed Coach Franklin and numerous Vanderbilt student-athletes. The crew also was granted rare behind-the-scenes access to the program, such as shooting position meetings at McGugin Athletics Center, team functions at the hotel one day before the game, and the locker room on game day.
The show will focus attention on Franklin's 18-month effort to change the culture surrounding Vanderbilt football while chronicling the remarkable stories of several Commodore players.
Running back Zac Stacy, quarterback Jordan Rodgers, defensive end Johnell Thomas and linebacker Archibald Barnes were among the Commodore student-athletes that sat down for interviews.
Links to brief two-minute clips from the documentary on Stacy, who rewrote the team's career rushing record during the Auburn game, and Thomas, are currently available at the college football front page of YahooSports.com.
Stacy: a brother's inspiration | Thomas: the road less traveled
Each week, the show visits a new college football campus. Other teams that have been featured this year on "Road to Saturday" include Mississippi State, TCU and Grambling.
CBS Sports Network is available to nearly 100 million homes nationwide on cable and satellite providers including Comcast (channel 1721), DirecTV (channel 613), Dish Network (channel 158) and more.