Sunday, December 12, 2010

Is Gus Malzahn really headed to Vanderbilt? Remember, at Vandy it's never over till the foghorn sounds

We're not gonna run a giant BREAKING NEWS: MALZAHN IS VANDERBILT'S HEAD COACH headline. Not gonna do it. Yes, the Washington Post's Maryland blog is reporting that Malzahn has agreed to take the Vandy job, so James Franklin has probably told them he's not a candidate. And Greg Roman is allegedly no longer a candidate. And Petrino has signed his big deal with Arkansas.

Sounds like the pieces are in place. If they are, we've come a long way since Ivin Jasper, haven't we?

Kind of like when we were beating Georgia 17-0 in the fourth quarter in Nashville and we called a fake punt. Or we scored a miracle touchdown against LSU to make the score 7-6 and lined up for the two-point conversion and the win.

Feel free to insert your own Vanderbilt pull-defeat-from-the jaws-of-victory story here.

I'm not saying it's not going to happen. But don't forget this is Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt has never gotten its first choice for a head coach. Malzahn was our first choice, and the first choice of a whole bunch of people.

I feel like I'm standing in the bitter cold at the Music City Bowl watching the seconds tick off the clock and not believing it.

I'm waiting until the clock reads 0:00 and it's over.

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