Vanderbilt offense needs stronger, quicker start

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Vanderbilt Commodores are proving to be slow starters offensively, and coach James Franklin says they have to understand the need to work hard all four quarters.

Quick improvement would be good considering the Commodores visit No. 13 South Carolina and Jadaveon Clowney on Saturday night.

The Commodores have scored only a field goal in the opening quarter of their first two games, and that came last week against FCS opponent Austin Peay.

Franklin said Monday they will work to fix what has not worked and make sure they have plenty of energy in practice. The coach says one key is making sure his Commodores understand they’re a blue-collar program that has to play well six seconds at a time.

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