Derek Mason as head coach of Vandy is just 18-31 with one trip to a bowl game. During SEC Media Days he was asked about a huge non-conference test in Week 3 when the Commodores head to South Bend on September 15 to face Notre Dame. He's not concerned about the atmosphere.
Irish fans aren't too happy with what they are deeming a slight.
The two teams have only faced off twice before. In 1996, Notre Dame opened its season on the road at Vanderbilt, winning 14-7. The year before, the Fighting Irish blanked the ‘Dores in South Bend, 41-0.