The Vanderbilt Commodores will get the Derek Mason era and 2014 college football season kicked off this Thursday night when they take on the Temple Owls. When they do hit the field, the Commodores will have a bit of a unique look to them, as they will be sporting these black matte helmets that you’ll see in the photo below.
As you can see, there’s not much of a change in style, rather it’s just the matte form that everyone seems to be a fan of. Very rarely anymore when teams take the field with matte helmets do you see anyone complaining, as long as they’re tastefully done, like these Vandy ones certainly are.
But looks aside, there are a lot of people that are worried about the future of this football program following the departure of former head coach James Franklin to Penn State. However, there are a select few out there that believe Mason was the right hire in the end, and can keep this program on the track they’re currently on.
Vanderbilt has won nine games the past two seasons, something that not a lot of people ever thought they could say about this program. Now, though, it’s time to see if they can keep it up.