People in Nashville have a choice to make tomorrow night: Watch Vanderbilt open the season against South Carolina or head across town to watch the NFL’s Tennessee Titans play their final preseason game. So far, it looks like the NFL and the Thursday night kickoff aren’t helping VU.
CollegeFootballTalk.com reports that single-game tickets for the Dores-Cocks opener are still available at Vandy’s website. Considering all the buzz and excitement and new energy surrounding James Franklin’s program, you’d think a season opener would be sold out well in advance.
But the NFL is stiff competition. And the Thursday night start makes it more difficult for Carolina fans to travel in for the contest as well.
Still, if Vanderbilt fans want to support their coach’s efforts to change the football program’s reputation, they need to quickly snap up every seat in the house so ESPN’s cameras won’t beam the image of empty seats to into recruits’ homes.