SEC Media Days saw four new head coaches speak at last year’s event, but this year Derek Mason is the only new head coach in the SEC this season as he takes over for James Franklin at Vanderbilt, and the first-year head coach arguably stole the show on the first day.
Mason was composed, gave well-thought answers to the questions from the media and he did a fine job selling himself and the Vanderbilt program as he introduced himself to the SEC media.
What do most executives do when they meet people for the first time? Well, they hand out their business card and Mason showed off his unique and spectacular business card that happens to be made of gold.
— Tom Luginbill (@TomLuginbill) July 14, 2014
Pretty awesome, right?
I bet you’re wondering how you can get a business card like the former Stanford defensive coordinator who hopes to sustain the same level of success his predecessor had at Nashville after winning 24 games and playing in three bowl games over the past three seasons.
I know I would love to have a stack of gold business cards to show off at work functions and on the weekend when I try to impress the ladies with my gold-plated business card.
Mason did say he does have regular business cards as well after the medal one took on a life of its own at Media Days, but that’s less fun to talk about.