Commentary

Smart quarterback play and an impressive secondary are carrying Vanderbilt

Scouts Inc.'s Todd McShay breaks down the film and explains how perennial SEC doormat Vanderbilt is 4-0 heading into this weeks' showdown with Auburn.

Updated: October 4, 2008, 3:19 PM ET
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.
My inbox is on the fritz thanks in part to what the ESPN research department is dubbing "Vandymania", which this week hinges on three must-know points:

• Vanderbilt's No. 19 ranking this week matches its highest spot in the last 50 seasons.
• The Commodores are seeking their first 5-0 start since 1941.
• Chris, Lee, Kirk and Desmond will bring "College GameDay" to Nashville for the first time ever this week.