Vanderbilt Football Coach Goes Woke: Loses Job


Vanderbilt Football Coach Goes Woke: Loses Job

Former Head Coach Derek Mason and female soccer player Sarah Fuller


Sarah Fuller just became the first woman to play in a Power 5 college football game. @SECNetwork

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 28, 2020

Not As Advertised

I am not attempting to demean Sarah Fuller.  The student-athlete is not intentionally attempting to deceive anyone about her identity. She is a starting goalie on the Vanderbilt women’s soccer team.  She is a division 1 athlete. 

Contrary to what the SEC wrote, the ball didn’t ‘sail’ 30 yards.  It was a dribbler.  And a 30 yard dribbler is hardly ‘perfectly executed.’

I agree with Outkick columnist Jason Whitlock that believes that Fuller didn’t ‘play football.’ She quickly darted for the sideline after the squib kick to the opponents 35 yard line.  That was the right thing to do. Sarah Fuller belonged on that football field as much as I belong singing in the opera.

That’s just reality.  We shouldn’t pretend otherwise, but sadly pretending is what wokeness will do to a soul. 

This was her only appearance in the game.  She was named the Southeastern Conference College Football Special Teams Player of the Week.

A participation trophy. That’s what everybody seems to get these days.

#SECFB Special Teams Player of the Week: @SarahFuller_27

Full release »

— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) November 30, 2020


What was the purpose?

It was an attempt for a college football head coach to save his job.  You see, Derek Mason’s football team was 0-7 heading into this game. 

Vanderbilt lost to Missouri 41-0. Their record went to  0-8. 

The woke stunt wasn’t enough to save Mason’s job.  The Vanderbilt football coach was fired the following day.

Vandy apparently needed a kicker for the game.  Positive COVID-19 testing had hindered the roster.  There is no men’s soccer team at Vanderbilt.  Ironically it was disbanded in 2006 for Title IX reasons. 

Oddly enough they do have a punter.  Can a punter not successfully or ‘perfectly execute’ a 30 yard dribbler down the field?

Of course he could have.  That is why this was a woke publicity stunt to try and save a job.  

It didn’t work!



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