College Football: Seven Bold Predictions for the SEC East

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Sep 13, 2014; Nashville, TN, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores full back Kellen Williams (42) and defensive lineman Adam Butler (69) carry an anchor through Star Walk prior to the game against the Massachusetts Minutemen at Vanderbilt Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Vanderbilt wins a conference game

A hot preseason pick in ’14, Derek Mason and the Commodores were already a shipwreck by the season’s first week.

In ’15, eighteen returning starters and a reshuffled coaching staff hints to signs pointing in the right direction.

Improvements will be made on offense starting with franchise running back Ralph Webb. Defensively, head coach Derek Mason was a systematic mastermind at Stanford and plans to take on the extra role at coordinator.

The probable lack of a steady quarterback will be damaging, but the ‘Dores have to put their foot in the SEC’s competitive door before they can sit on the furniture, similarly to Arkansas last season.

We don’t know how many weeks it’ll take, but they’ll win a conference game in ‘15, and it’ll be glorious.

Next: Kentucky