2009 Vanderbilt Commodores football team

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2009 Vanderbilt Commodores football
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Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
2009 record 2–10 (0–8 SEC)
Head coach Bobby Johnson
Offensive coordinator Ted Cain
Defensive coordinator Bruce Fowler
Home stadium Vanderbilt Stadium
Seasons
« 2008 2010 »
2009 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#3 Florida x   8 0         13 1  
Georgia   4 4         8 5  
Tennessee   4 4         7 6  
Kentucky   3 5         7 6  
South Carolina   3 5         7 6  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
#1 Alabama x   8 0         14 0  
#17 LSU   5 3         9 4  
#20 Ole Miss   4 4         9 4  
Arkansas   3 5         8 5  
Auburn   3 5         8 5  
Mississippi State   3 5         5 7  
Championship: #2 Alabama 32, #1 Florida 13
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represented Vanderbilt University during the 2009–10 college football season. The team's head coach was Bobby Johnson, who served his eighth season as the Commodores' head coach. Vanderbilt has been a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) since the league's inception in 1932, and has participated in that conference's Eastern Division since its formation in 1992. The Commodores played their six home games at Vanderbilt Stadium at Dudley Field in Nashville, Tennessee, which has been Vanderbilt football's home stadium since 1922. The Commodores finished the season 2–10 and 0–8 in SEC play.

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Bobby Johnson - Head Coach
  • Ted Cain - Offensive Coordinator and Tight Ends Coach
  • Bruce Fowler - Defensive Coordinator
  • Robbie Caldwell - Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach
  • Rick Logo - Defensive Line Coach
  • Warren Belin - Linebackers Coach and Recruiting Coordinator
  • Jamie Bryant - Defensive Backs Coach and Special Teams Coordinator
  • Charlie Fisher - Co-Passing Game Coordinator & Wide Receivers
  • Jimmy Kiser - Co-Passing Game Coordinator & Quarterbacks
  • Des Kitchings - Running Backs Coach
  • Michael Hazel - Asstant Director of Football Operations
  • Joey Orck - Offensive Quality Control
  • Andy Frank - Defensive Quality Control
  • Norval McKenzie - Offensive Graduate Assistant
  • Mark Moehring - Defensive Graduate Assistant
  • Tom Bossung - Head Athletic Trainer
  • Brian Reese - Associate Director of Student Athletics
  • John Sisk - Director of Speed, Strength and Conditioning
  • Luke Wyatt - Head Equipment Manager

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 6:30 p.m. Western Carolina* Vanderbilt Stadium at Dudley FieldNashville, TN CSS W 45–0   36,350
September 12 6:00 p.m. at #11 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA ESPNU L 9–23   91,566
September 19 6:00 p.m. Mississippi State Vanderbilt Stadium at Dudley Field • Nashville, TN FSN L 3–15   31,840
September 26 7:00 p.m. at Rice* Rice StadiumHouston, TX CSS W 36–17   19,753
October 3 6:00 p.m. #21 Ole Miss Vanderbilt Stadium at Dudley Field • Nashville, TN (Rivalry) ESPNU L 7–23   39,625
October 10 11:00 a.m. at Army* Michie StadiumWest Point, NY CBS College Sports L 13–16 OT  34,357
October 17 11:21 a.m. Georgiadagger Vanderbilt Stadium at Dudley Field • Nashville, TN (Rivalry) SEC Network L 10–34   38,340
October 24 6:00 p.m. at South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC ESPNU L 10–14   75,624
October 31 6:30 p.m. Georgia Tech* Vanderbilt Stadium at Dudley Field • Nashville, TN CSS L 31–56   30,262
November 7 6:15 p.m. at #1 Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL ESPN2 L 3–27   90,694
November 14 11:21 a.m. Kentucky Vanderbilt Stadium at Dudley Field • Nashville, TN (Rivalry) SEC Network L 13–24   33,675
November 21 6:00 p.m. at Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN (Rivalry) ESPNU L 16–31   100,124
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released week prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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Game notes[edit]

Western Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Western Carolina 0 0 0 0 0
Vanderbilt 14 7 7 17 45


LSU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vanderbilt 0 7 2 0 9
LSU 7 6 3 7 23


Mississippi State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Miss. State 0 6 3 6 15
Vanderbilt 0 3 0 0 3


Rice[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vanderbilt 10 0 10 16 36
Rice 7 3 0 7 17


Ole Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#21 Ole Miss 3 14 6 0 23
Vanderbilt 0 0 7 0 7


Army[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Vanderbilt 0 3 0 10 0 13
Army 0 0 10 3 3 16


Georgia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia 7 10 3 14 34
Vanderbilt 0 3 7 0 10


South Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vanderbilt 0 7 3 0 10
South Carolina 0 7 0 7 14


Georgia Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Yellow Jackets 7 21 14 14 56
Vanderbilt 14 14 3 0 31


Florida[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vanderbilt 0 0 3 0 3
#1 Florida 3 10 7 7 27


Kentucky[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Kentucky 7 3 7 7 24
Vanderbilt 3 10 0 0 13


Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vanderbilt 3 7 3 3 16
Tennessee 10 14 0 7 31


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