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The Dore Report

By Billy Derrick and Will Byrum
THE premier Vanderbilt fan podcast in the Music City. Fresh episode once a week with Billy Derrick and Will Byrum powered by Allocco Fine Wood Floors. #AnchorDown #TDR
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Ep. 178: Wake Forest RECAP + Vandy opens as underdog @ NIU

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Ep. 182: Alabama Takeaways + State of the Union Address
Billy Derrick + Will Byrum react to Vandy's 55-3 loss to Alabama in Tuscaloosa on Saturday, discuss AJ Swann's poise, three main takeaways from the loss, secondary struggles, lack of a pass rush, Jaylen Mahoney's health, areas of improvement heading into the bye week, and provide a quick glance at Ole Miss.
September 28, 2022
Ep. 181: Alabama PREVIEW + Three keys to the game
Billy Derrick + Will Byrum preview the Vandy-Alabama matchup (7:30pm ET/SEC Network) in Tuscaloosa, dive into Alabama's strengths & weaknesses, Bryce Young's production, discuss the Dores' opportunity for growth, AJ Swann's progression, historical notes on the matchup, three keys to the game, and final predictions.
September 23, 2022
Ep. 180: NIU RECAP + AJ Swann is legit
Billy Derrick and Will Byrum recap Vandy's 38-28 victory @ Northern Illinois, discuss AJ Swann's gutsy performance, Will Sheppard's dominance, mood surrounding Commodore Football, hitting the over 2.5 win total, gritty 2nd half defense, final stat report, three main takeaways, and a brief look at the matchup @ Alabama. 
September 21, 2022
Ep. 179: NIU PREVIEW + Keys to a victory
Billy Derrick + Will Byrum preview the Vandy-NIU mathcup (3:30pm ET/CBS Sports Network), discuss Mike Wright's bounce-back opportunity, matchup notes/history, AJ Swann's chances of playing, deep dive into the Huskies, QB Rocky Lombardi, three keys to a Commodore victory, and our final predictions. 
September 16, 2022
Ep. 178: Wake Forest RECAP + Vandy opens as underdog @ NIU
Billy Derrick + Will Byrum recap Vandy's 45-25 loss to Wake Forest at FirstBank Stadium, provide quarter-by-quarter analysis, discuss Mike Wright's costly turnovers, the defensive performance, a chippy 2nd quarter, the awful officiating, AJ Swann's 2nd half performance, three key takeaways, and a brief NIU preview. 
September 13, 2022
Ep. 177: Wake Forest PREVIEW + "Voice of the Demon Deacons" Stan Cotten joins
Stan Cotten, play-by-play voice of Wake Forest Football, joins the pod to preview the Vandy-Wake matchup (Noon ET/SEC Network), discuss his ties to Nashville, the return of Sam Hartman, the Demon Deacon's offensive approach, the slow-mesh play design, skill players to watch for Wake, his X-factor for Saturday's game, and expectations for the Wake contingent on West End.  PLUS: History of this matchup, Vandy's depth chart adjustments, deep dive into Wake Forest, three keys to a Commodore victory, and predictions. 
September 09, 2022
Ep. 176: Elon RECAP + Wake opens as 8-point favorite
Billy Derrick and Will Byrum recap Vandy's 42-31 victory over Elon at FirstBank Stadium on Saturday night, provide quarter-by-quarter analysis, three main takeaways, Coach Lea's postgame comments, defensive back rotation, box score analysis, and a brief Wake Forest preview.
September 06, 2022
Ep. 175: Elon PREVIEW + Voice of the Phoenix Taylor Durham joins
Taylor Durham, the radio play-by-play broadcaster for Elon Football, joins the show to preview the Vanderbilt-Elon matchup (7:30pm ET/ESPN+), discuss his ties to Vanderbilt Football, relationship with his brother Wes Durham (Atlanta Falcons PxP), Elon's history of facing FBS opponents, players to watch, the quarterback situation, and how the Phoenix matchup w/ the Commodores. PLUS: Coach Lea announces dismissal of freshman Daniel Martin and Maurice Edwards, Vandy's keys to the game, and predictions. 
September 02, 2022
Ep. 174: Hawaii RECAP + "FirstBank Stadium" announcement
Billy Derrick and Will Byrum recap Vandy's dominant 63-10 win at Hawaii to begin the season, discuss the historical significance, the chip on Vandy's shoulder, Max Worship's postgame comments, Mike Wright's speed, Anfernee Orji flipping the switch, Hawaii's disaster of a roster, the difference a year makes, defensive touchdowns, and a brief look-ahead to Elon.
August 30, 2022
Ep. 173: Hawaii preview + Reece Nagaoka joins
Reece Nagaoka, who covers Hawaii for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, joins the pod to dive into the Vandy-Hawaii matchup (10:30pm ET/CBS Sports Network), a offseason for the Rainbow Warriors, background on Timmy Chang's return to Honolulu, the QB situation, crowd expectations, and give his prediction. PLUS: Vandy's path to a victory, the Dores' physical advantage on Hawaii, running the football, defensive challenges, and game predictions. 
August 26, 2022
Ep. 172: Full 2022-23 Vanderbilt FB Schedule Breakdown
Billy Derrick and Will Byrum discuss their fall camp takeaways, unfortunate Miles Capers news, brief look ahead to Hawaii, and give a full breakdown of the Commodores schedule. 
August 18, 2022
Ep. 171: Robbie Weinstein gives his fall camp evaluations
Robbie Weinstein, who covers Vanderbilt for 247 Sports, joined the pod to discuss what he's seen in fall camp so far, the growth of the program, AJ Swann's arm talent, deep running back room, young players standing out, new coaches settling in, win total prediction, and a brief Hawaii preview. 
August 12, 2022
Ep. 170: Fall camp notes + offense/defense breakdown
Billy Derrick and Will Byrum talk Vandebrilt Football with 3 weeks remaining until Hawaii, Vandy-Memphis to open the MBB season, Mike Wright's expectations, OL development, DEEP running back room, depth at linebacker, and overall expectations for year 2 under Clark Lea. 
August 05, 2022
Ep. 169: SEC Mike & Cousin Shane join + Dores at SEC Media Days
SEC Mike & Cousin Shane, from That SEC Podcast, joined the pod to discuss their time at SEC Media Days in Atlanta, Clark Lea's bold statement, Mike Wright's confidence, their SEC East & West predictions, and Vandy's predicted win total. PLUS: Coach Lea's comments from the podium, Mike Wright's swagger, the "quarterback battle", and an overall outlook for the Dores 2022-23 season. (Bare with us, we had some minor audio issues, we'll have a long form recap of SEC Media Days coming up)
July 21, 2022
Ep. 167: Top 5 Memorial Gym Moments + Isaiah West commits
Billy Derrick and Will Byrum rank their top 5 moments inside Memorial Gym + discuss the commitment of Goodpasture standout Isaiah West (4-star/combo guard).  PLUS: Other recruiting notes such as Andrew Paige de-committing + Andrew Dutkanych foregoing the MLB Draft
July 01, 2022
Ep. 166: Top 5 "Former Commodores"
Billy Derrick and WIll Byrum begin the first series of "top fives" as the TDR boys enter the dog days of summer. PLUS: Will Scotty Pippen Jr. be drafted? + FB recruiting update
June 24, 2022
Ep. 165: 2021-22 VandyBoys Season RECAP
Billy Derrick and Will Byrum put a bow on the Vanderbilt Baseball season, recap the Dores' results in the Corvallis regional, the lack of pitching depth and timely hitting, an experienced group returning for next season, final grade reports, Tim Corbin's approach to the transfer portal, eligibility concerns, football recruiting notes, and a little basketball talk. 
June 09, 2022
Ep. 164: Robbie Weinstein joins + Corvallis Regional PREVIEW
Robbie Weinstein, who covers Vanderbilt for 247 Sports, joins the pod to RECAP the VandyBoys’ poor showing down in Hoover, PREVIEW the Corvallis Regional this weekend, discuss the lay of the land in SEC Baseball, Carter Holton’s brilliance, Corbin’s pitching strategy, how the Dores matchup w/ both San Diego and Oregon State, and Robbie’s keys to a regional championship out west. PLUS: Vandy MBB + Boston Celtics connection
June 02, 2022
Ep. 163 *Whistle Whistle Whistle*; VandyBoys Struggle + Scotty Pippen Jr NBA Draft Update
Will Byrum (@TheWillByrum) hosts episode 163 solo as Billy Derrick is down in Hoover, AL for the SEC Baseball tournament (lazy). Will discusses the infamous Vandy Whistler(s) and (former) friend of the pod Ben Mintz's confrontation and recaps Vanderbilt Baseball's recent struggles. PLUS: An update on Scotty Pippen Jr
May 27, 2022
Ep. 162: Rhett Wiseman joins + LSU Series preview (during game 1)
Rhett Wiseman, former VandyBoys RF, joins the pod to watch the end of game 1 against LSU, discuss his experience of playing on Thursday nights, the VandyBoys performance in Fayetteville last weekend, Enrique Bradfield elevating his play, Corbs switching up the pitching rotation, everything the Dores must do in order to host a regional, the atmosphere down in Hoover, and his predictions on the rest of this weekend’s series. PLUS: Scotty Pippen Jr. in the NBA Combine + Reese Mooney decommits
May 20, 2022
Ep. 160: Rhett Wiseman joins + VandyBoys take 2/3 from Kentucky
Rhett Wiseman, a 2014 College World Series National Champion, joins the pod to recap Vandy's series victory in Lexington, Corbin's young talent adjusting to the SEC, Devin Futrell's potential impact in the postseason, the bottom of the lineup continues to struggle, Vandy teams in the past flipping the postseason switch, tough 4-game stretch coming up, and Nick Maldonado's return.  PLUS: Gabe Dorsey enters the transfer portal + offseason quarterback talk
April 26, 2022
Ep. 159: Mike Rooney joins + VandyBoys take 2/3 from Florida + Spring Game notes
Mike Rooney, from, joins the pod to recap the VandyBoys series win over Florida, leaving the Dores out of the Top 25, Corbs’ approach to replacing Rocker & Leiter, around the SEC, College Baseball’s momentum, and the VandyBoys’ 2022 recruiting class. PLUS: Scotty Pippen Jr. enters the NBA Draft, new additions of Manjon and Lewis, a Vandy United update, Will’s spring game analysis, full recap of the series win over Florida, and a quick preview of the Kentucky series.
April 20, 2022
Ep. 158: Ethan Crisp joins + Auburn series PREVIEW
Ethan Crisp, a 3-star LB commit (Mt. Juliet) in Coach Lea's 2023 recruiting class, joins the pod to discuss his commitment to Vanderbilt, why he chose the Dores over Kentucky and Virginia Tech, his relationship with Coach Lea, his playing style, where Vandy envisions him playing on the 4-2-5 defense, the hair comparisons to Clay Matthews, his list of other mid-state players he’s recruiting to Vandy, his message to Vandy fans, and a rapid-fire round at the end of the interview PLUS: Auburn series PREVIEW, debate the idea that the “tide is turning” with college baseball in the state of TN, Coach Lea snags a TE for the 3rd commit in the 2023 class, and a couple spring practice updates.
April 08, 2022
Ep. 157: Braden Gall joins + Tennessee series RECAP
Braden Gall, the owner of 440 Sports in Nashville, joins the pod to discuss the rivalry between the VandyBoys and Tennessee, his recent backlash from Vandy fans on Twitter, the atmosphere at The Hawk over the weekend, the recruiting impact this rivalry could have on both teams, the newfound excitement for College Baseball in the Mid-State, how the VandyBoys respond after the sweep, and the usual trend of Tim Corbin getting his club to play their best baseball when it matters.  PLUS: Braden gives a quick football practice report from last week. 
April 05, 2022
Ep. 156: Ben McKee joins + Full Vandy-Tennessee PREVIEW
Ben McKee, who covers Tennessee for, joins the pod to preview the Vandy-UT matchup on West End this weekend, the impact on baseball in the state of Tennessee, the Vols' ridiculous pitching stats, the rise of baseball in Knoxville under Tony Vitello, the expected crowd split at The Hawk between the two fanbases, Vandy's dominance over Tennessee in the last 20 years, Enrique Bradfield's speed, and predictions for the weekend.
April 01, 2022
Ep. 155: Full Vanderbilt Basketball season RECAP
Billy Derrick and Will Byrum recap the 2021-22 Vanderbilt MBB season, hand out postseason awards, areas of improvement, areas to improve heading into next season, 4 transfers leaving, 4 freshman entering the program, the chances Pippen comes back, and the outlook for year 4 under Coach Stackhouse.
March 29, 2022
Ep. 154: Rhett Wiseman joins + Xavier PREVIEW + the new logo
Rhett Wiseman, former Vanderbilt RF who played on the 2014 National Championship team, joins the pod to assess the 2022 VandyBoys, Enrique Bradfield's impact on the basepaths, Davis Diaz' emergence, offensive depth, sorting out the pitching rotation, playing under Tim Corbin, the Vandy Whistler, and the recent growth of college baseball. PLUS: Our thoughts on the new logo (sneak peek: they're not positive), recap the VandyBoys sweep of Missouri, Vandy MBB beats Dayton, Shea Ralph does it again, and a quick Xavier PREVIEW.
March 22, 2022
Ep. 153: Steve Layman joins + Full Vandy-Belmont PREVIEW
Steve Layman, the play-by-play voice of Belmont Men's Basketball, joins the pod to preview the Vandy-Belmont (7pm ET/ESPN2) matchup tonight, the buzz around Nashville, high motivation factor for both teams, Nick Muszynski vs. Liam Robbins, Grayson Morgan vs. Scotty Pippen Jr., Jordan Wright's emergence, predictions, and the VandyBoys matchup vs. Michigan.
March 15, 2022
Ep. 152: George Plaster joins + Vandy's comeback win over Alabama
George Plaster, the longtime Nashville sports talk radio host, joins the pod to recap Vandy's win over Alabama, discuss Scotty Pippen Jr. backing up his pregame quotes, Chatman & Stute's big shots, Liam Robbins' impact on the floor, defending Oscar Tshiebwe and the Cats tonight, Big Blue Nation's presence in Tampa, the Aggie's upset over Auburn, the Tennessee/Miss St matchup tonight, and the improvement of the SEC overall. 
March 11, 2022
Ep. 151: Robbie Weinstein joins + Alabama PREVIEW
Robbie Weinstein, who covers Vandy for 247 Sports, joins the pod to recap Vandy's 35-point win over Georgia last night, discuss the Bulldogs' obvious lack of effort, look ahead to the Alabama game tonight, the keys to a Commodore victory, Rodney Chatman's health, avoiding turnovers, an interesting stat on Scotty Pippen Jr., the impact of a win in the eyes of hesitant Vandy fans, and Robbie's final prediction. PLUS: Billy and Will also give their predictions and talk about the implications of a win in Tampa tonight.
March 10, 2022
Ep. 150: Blake Lovell joins + Ole Miss RECAP + SEC Tourney PREVIEW
Blake Lovell, who covers SEC Basketball for Southeastern 14, joins the pod to recap Vandy's 2-point victory over Ole Miss on Saturday, look ahead to the Dores' matchup vs. Georgia on Wednesday in the SEC Tournament, Vandy's path to a quarterfinal matchup vs. Kentucky, Scotty Pippen Jr.'s draft stock, evaluating Jerry Stackhouse in year 3, unknown future of Vanderbilt basketball with Pippen (most likely) leaving, dark horse team heading into the SEC Tournament, and the impact of the tourney being held in Tampa this season. PLUS: Full RECAP of VandyBoys' 4-game sweep vs. Hawaii and the postseason scenarios for Stackhouse & Co.
March 08, 2022
Ep. 149: Ron Bargatze joins + Florida RECAP + VandyBoys in Hawaii
Ron Bargatze, former Vanderbilt assistant coach under Roy Skinner in the 70s, joins the pod to give his reaction after Vandy's collapse on Tuesday night, his assessment of Coach Stackhouse in year 3, the freshman talent coming in next season, losing (most likely) Scotty Pippen Jr. next season, Vandy's NIT chances, the amount of SEC teams in the NCAA Tournament, and his love for the month of March. PLUS: Look ahead to VandyBoys' series in Hawaii, shoutout to Shea Ralph, full Florida RECAP, and a quick Ole Miss preview.
March 04, 2022
Ep. 148: Mississippi St Recap & Florida Preview + The VandyBoys Sweep Army
Will Byrum hosts solo as he recaps Vanderbilt's 74-69 loss to Mississippi St, the 4th loss in the last 5 games for the 14-14 Commodores, and previews tonight's matchup against Florida. PLUS the VandyBoys sweep army over the weekend AND a first look at things to watch early in year 2 under Clark Lea. (IT'S SPRING FOOTBALL TIME... almost) Let's Ride!
March 01, 2022
Ep. 147: Aaron Fitt joins + Alabama RECAP
Aaron Fitt, from, joins the pod to recap the Vandy/Oklahoma State series in Nashville last weekend, his trip to The Hawk, impressions of Freshman lefty Carter Holton, Vandy’s offensive production, Noland and Young’s tough weekend, pitching rotation fluctuation throughout non conference games, the depth of the SEC, and the rapid growth of college baseball. PLUS, we’ve got a full Alabama RECAP and a brief Mississippi State preview.
February 24, 2022
Ep. 146: Willy Daunic joins + A weekend of hoops & the VandyBoys
Willy Daunic, TV broadcaster for the Nashville Predators and former Commodore, joins the pod to discuss the renovated basketball locker rooms, being invited to autograph the new Star-V, Stackhouse & Co. rounding into form, the impact of a packed student section at Memorial Gym, the stretch run starting with Alabama on Tuesday, the VandyBoys' lose 2/3 to Oklahoma State, and the potential for a new section for Vandy students at The Hawk.
February 22, 2022
Ep. 145: Full VandyBoys season preview with Max Herz
Max Herz, broadcaster/producer at 102.5 The Game in Nashville and SECN+, joins the pod to discuss Vandy's rotation for this weekend, how much the starting rotation could change throughout the season, Coach Corbin utilizing using a "group effort" to fill the shoes of Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter, his sleeper player this season, the growth of College Baseball over the past few years, Dominic Keegan catching, similarities to the 2019 team, and the added improvements to The Hawk. PLUS: Auburn too much for Vandy, Chatman OUT until SEC Tourney, the Dores' path to the NIT, and a brief Texas A&M preview.
February 18, 2022
Ep. 144: Riley LaChance joins + Tennessee RECAP
Riley LaChance, the former Vanderbilt sharpshooter from 2014-2018, joins the pod to give us an update on his professional career, discusses returning to America after playing overseas, a day in the life of a professional basketball player "overseas", being one step away from the NBA, his game-winning three against Mississippi State, his favorite game as a Commodore, playing under Kevin Stallings AND Bryce Drew, his thoughts on the trajectory of Vanderbilt Basketball under Coach Stackhouse, and the steps that must be taken to bring Memorial Magic all the way back. PLUS: Buffalo Bills hire Kyle Shurmur, VandyBoys' season is ALMOST HERE, Nick Maldonado shifting into a starting role, new basketball locker room unveiling, Tennessee RECAP, and a brief Auburn preview.
February 15, 2022
Ep. 143: Shan Foster joins + Vandy's postseason tournament hopes
Shan Foster, Vanderbilt's all-time leader in points and three-pointers made, joins the podcast to look back at Saturday's jersey retirement, the feeling of seeing No. 32 hanging in the rafters, beating No. 1 Tennessee at home in 2008, watching the LSU win, playing under Coach Stallings, giving back to the Nashville community, Jerry Stackhouse's efforts to bring Memorial Magic back, and the recruiting class coming in next season. PLUS: Jesse Minter leaves for Michigan, Nick Howell promoted to DC role, full recap of the Missouri win, NCAA/NIT Tournament chances, the brutal final stretch of the season, and a brief Tennessee preview.
February 10, 2022
Ep. 142: Full reaction to a special night in Memorial Gym
Billy Derrick and Will Byrum are joined by Peyton Shoulders, a member of the TDR team, to give their reactions after a memorable night on West End, Shan Foster's speech, No. 32 forever, a lively atmosphere, the magic in the air, Rodney Chatman's 24-point performance, Will Wade's struggles against Jerry Stackhouse, the free-throw struggles, a Liam Robbins update, and a quick Mizzou preview.
February 08, 2022
Ep. 141: Justin Hershey joins + Shan Foster's jersey retirement
Justin Hershey, the sports editor for The Vanderbilt Hustler, joins the pod to discuss the student body's reaction to the administration's decision to ban students from attending the Kentucky and Tennessee games, surprises from the hoops season so far, Wednesday night's loss at Kentucky, quick preview of the matchup with LSU, Darius Garland is an NBA All-Star, Coach Stackhouse's evolution as a recruiter, and the expected crowd at Memorial Gym on Saturday night.
February 04, 2022
Ep. 140: Georgia RECAP + Clark Lea's roster overhaul
Billy Derrick and Will Byrum react to former VandyBoys pitcher Ethan Smith transferring to Tennessee, Coach Lea snags UConn DB Jeremy Lucien from transfer portal, Pippen carries Vandy to an 8-point victory over Georgia, a quick look ahead to the Kentucky matchup on Wednesday night, Liam Robbins update, and our thoughts on Shan Foster's jersey retirement on Saturday night. 
February 01, 2022
Ep. 139: Florida & South Carolina Recap + Football Recruiting (#FIRSTCLA22)
Will Byrum hosts solo as he discusses Vanderbilt's disappointing performances against Florida and South Carolina. The Dores are on a 3-game skid, can they turn it around Saturday against an UGA team coming off of a confidence building victory against Alabama? The Class of 2022 has a lot of Vanderbilt fans optimistic about the future, but where does it stand in the SEC and nationally? Find out on Ep. 139 of TDR, powered by Alocco Fine Wood Floors. Let's Ride.
January 28, 2022
Ep. 138: Matthew Fisher-Davis joins + Tennessee RECAP
Matthew Fisher-Davis, the former Vanderbilt shooting guard, joins the pod to voice his frustration with Vanderbilt's administration as of late, the impact a packed student section makes on conference games, reminiscing on the sharpshooting Commodores under Kevin Stallings, differences between Coach Stallings and Coach Drew, shooting inside Memorial Gym, Scotty Pippen Jr. leading the charge, his impressions of Coach Stackhouse, and the steps that must be taken by the administration to flip the current narrative at Vandy. PLUS: Full recap of the Dores' 68-60 loss to Tennessee, a quick look ahead to Saturday's matchup in Gainesville, and Trey Thomas' postgame comments regarding the atmosphere inside Memorial.
January 20, 2022
Ep. 137: Georgia RECAP + Tennessee PREVIEW (#LetTheStudentsIn)
Billy Derrick and Will Byrum recap Vandy's 73-66 victory over Georgia in Athens, discuss Jordan Wright stepping up, subtle improvements from last season, the importance of the Tennessee game, #LetTheStudentsIn campaign, and the keys to a victory over the Vols.
January 18, 2022
Ep. 136: South Carolina & Kentucky RECAP + Daniel Martin commits
Billy Derrick and Will Byrum recap the last two Vandy hoops' losses, Daniel Martin committing on national television, no students allowed at Memorial Gym, the state of Vandy hoops, Pippen dropping 32, next game at Georgia, and is Memorial Magic dead?
January 12, 2022
Ep. 135: Immediate reaction of Vandy's nail-biting victory in Fayetteville
Billy Derrick and Will Byrum give their immediate reaction to the Dores' thrilling 75-74 victory over Arkansas at Bud Walton Arena, discuss Myles Stute's game-winning block, Pippen's clutch gene, Chatman's toughness, the Commodores' grit, Stackhouse's improvement & maturity, and the next matchup at home against South Carolina.
January 05, 2022
Ep. 134: Ron Bargatze joins + Diamond Head Classic recap
Ron Bargatze, former Vandy Basketball Assistant Coach, joins the pod to discuss year 3 under Coach Stackhouse, Scotty Pippen Jr.'s recent dominance, postponement of Stanford game, a trip down memory lane, the F-Troop, Shan Foster's No. 32 being retired, the landscape of SEC basketball, and the state of Vanderbilt Athletics. PLUS: Darius Garland's breakout season, Ken Seals will return, and the Vandy-Tennessee rivalry heating up.
December 29, 2021
Ep. 133: Robbie Weinstein puts a bow on early signing day
Robbie Weinstein, who covers Vanderbilt for 247 Sports, joins the pod to discuss Vandy's 2022 recruiting class (thus far), the impact this class could have next season, QB battle potentially brewing between AJ Swann and Mike Wright, Daveon Walker's potential, keeping Darren Agu on West End, Daniel Martin and other potential targets on Vandy's radar. 
December 17, 2021
Ep. 132: AJ Swann joins + the Temple loss + recruiting notes
AJ Swann, 2022 3-star QB commit (Cherokee HS/Canton, GA), joins the pod to explain his commitment to Vandy, discuss his trust in Coach Lea and Co., comparisons to Jay Cutler, choosing football over basketball and baseball, recruiting other players to Vandy, a "big jump" in the recruiting rankings coming soon, and his message to Commodore Nation. PLUS: We recap Vandy's 84-72 loss to Temple in overtime, look ahead to the Loyola-Chicago game on Friday night, attendance issues w/ basketball and football, Zach Cunningham to the Titans, and other recruiting notes.
December 10, 2021
Ep. 131: SMU recap + Clark Lea's recruiting momentum
Billy Derrick and Will Byrum recap Vandy's 84-72 loss at SMU, Scotty Pippen's dominance, the need for Rodney Chatman and Liam Robbins, lack of a secondary ballhandler, Coach Lea's recent recruiting momentum, AJ Swann's commitment, five other prospects on our radar, and the impact these freshmen could make next season. 
December 07, 2021
Ep. 130: Reese Mooney explains commitment to Vandy + playing in the SEC
Reese Mooney, 2023 3-star QB out of Denham Springs, LA who committed to Vandy in November, joins the pod to discuss his commitment, his health after an injury this season, strengths and weaknesses as a dual-threat QB, recruiting other players to West End, the #VandyUnited facilities upgrades coming soon, and his message to Commodore Nation. 
December 05, 2021
Ep. 129: Putting a bow on year 1 for Clark Lea
Billy Derrick and Will Byrum briefly recap Vandy's 45-21 loss to Tennessee, expectations at QB next season, Cam Johnson enters transfer portal, the impact that the 2022 recruiting class will have next season, handing out grades for each position group, where each position stands heading into next season, and the final grade for Clark Lea and staff.
November 30, 2021
Ep. 128: Big T talks Dores/Vols + hoops update
Connor Knapp, also known as "Big T", from Barstool Sports joins the pod to preview Vandy-Tennessee (3:45pm ET/SECN), three things to watch, basketball progress report, Peyton Daniels enters transfer portal, brief Ole Miss recap, the state of Vandy-Tennessee rivalry, Mike Wright's potential vs. Vols' defense, the opportunity at hand for Team 1, and predictions.
November 25, 2021
Ep. 127: Ben Mintz talks Dores/Rebs + apologizes for jinxing Jack Leiter
Ben Mintz, also known as Mintzy from Barstool Sports, joins the pod to preview Vandy-Ole Miss (8:30pm ET/SECN), a day in the life at Barstool, the great Ole Miss/Vandy games over the years, atmosphere in The Grove, his thoughts on the 36.5 point spread, the Clark Lea hire, his viral video in Omaha that jinxed Jack Leiter, Matt Corral's Heisman chances, and the Rebels' improvement on defense. PLUS, full hoops recap of the 48-37 loss to VCU, the chance to bounce back against Winthrop on Saturday night, in-depth preview of Vandy-Ole Miss, three things to watch in Oxford, and the offensive coordinator hire coming up for Coach Lea. 
November 19, 2021
Ep. 126: Kentucky RECAP + men's hoops progress report
Billy Derrick and Will Byrum recap Vandy's 34-17 loss at home to Kentucky, their 19th straight SEC loss and 5th in a row, three main takeaways, hoops recap vs. Texas State, Scotty "PIPPEN" and "JORDAN" Wright taking over, Myles Stute's improvement, Shane Dezonie's athleticism, when could Liam Robbins come back, look ahead to VCU matchup, and Will's opinions on the facility renderings. 
November 16, 2021
Ep. 125: Jon Hale talks Dores/Cats + the renderings have arrived
Jon Hale, who covers Kentucky for The Courier Journal in Lexington, joins the pod to preview Vandy-Kentucky (7pm ET/ESPN2), the mood in Big Blue Nation, Kentucky's defensive struggles, Chris Rodriguez' potential for a monster game, Will Levis' production at QB, Mike Wright's big-play ability, and predictions. PLUS: Alabama State hoops recap + the facility renderings have arrived and it's a great day to be gold. 
November 12, 2021
Ep. 124: Grayson Morgan explains his commitment to Vandy + building something special on West End
Grayson Morgan, a 3-star OT (Montgomery Bell Academy) who recently committed to Vandy, joins the pod to discuss why he decided to stay home and commit to the Commodores, his nickname "Big Country", the MBA pedigree with Clark Lea and Barton Simmons, recruiting other in-state prospects like Brycen Sanders and Marcel Reed, his confidence in Coach Lea's plan, and his message to Commodore Nation.
November 11, 2021
Ep. 123: 2021-22 Men's Basketball Preview
Billy Derrick and Will Byrum preview the 2021-22 Men's Basketball Season, discuss realistic expectations for year three under Coach Stackhouse, starting five predictions (unhealthy/healthy), x-factors, young talent stepping up, predicted finish in the SEC, and a full schedule breakdown.
November 09, 2021
Ep. 122: Noah Shelby + Lee Dort explain their commitments to Vandy
Noah Shelby and Lee Dort, a pair of talented 4-stars who committed to Vandy in April, joined the pod to discuss why they ultimately chose Vandy, recruiting Colin Smith to West End, playing on the same high school team, their strengths + weaknesses, and visiting Vandy for the Texas A&M game. PLUS, Grayson Morgan commits, Swanson and Wright are World Champs, and a closer look at Coach Lea's 10-year plan. 
November 05, 2021
Ep. 121: Mizzou RECAP + VandyBoys are everywhere
Billy Derrick and Will Byrum recap Vandy's 37-28 loss to Mizzou in Nashville, three main takeaways, Mike Wright might be "the guy", another killer 1st half sequence, the Star-V is BACK, Marcus Bradley enters transfer portal, Caleb Coley decommits, Swanson & Wright lead Braves, and hoops season is almost here.
November 02, 2021
Ep. 120: Mitchell Forde talks Dores/Tigers + Mizzou's long list of injuries
Mitchell Forde, Missouri Beat Writer for, joins the pod to preview Vandy-Mizzou (3pm ET/SEC Network), discuss the Tigers' unusually long injury report, Connor Bazelak's production this season, Tigers' defensive struggles, Vandy-Mizzou matchup history, and predictions. 
October 29, 2021
Ep. 119: Bruno Reagan gives a Vanderbilt Football State of the Union
Bruno Reagan, former Vanderbilt OL under Derek Mason, joins the pod to discuss his expectations for #Team1 heading into the season, issues with the offense, Clark Lea's imprint on the defense, playing with Kyle Shurmur, the ceiling for the Clark Lea era, brief Mizzou preview, and much more.
October 28, 2021
Ep. 118: Mississippi State RECAP + broken review system
Billy Derrick and Will Byrum recap Vandy's 45-6 loss to Mississippi State, the 17th straight SEC loss for the Commodores, three main takeaways, the defense's lack of preparation for the air-raid offense, the killer sequence to begin the 2nd quarter, state of the program, and Mizzou opens as 17-point favorites.
October 25, 2021
Ep. 117: Andy Kostka talks Dores/Bulldogs + Will Rogers’ injury status
Andy Kostka, Mississippi State Beat Writer for The Clarion Ledger, joins the pod to preview Vandy-Miss St (4pm ET/SEC Network), discuss Will Rogers’ health, Bulldogs’ first trip to Nashville since 2009, Mike Leach’s game plan, Vandy’s impact players, and predictions.
October 22, 2021
Ep. 116: South Carolina RECAP + #Team 1 finding their identity
Billy Derrick and Will Byrum recap Vandy's 21-20 loss at South Carolina, analyze every scoring drive from both teams, full stat report, Mike Wright's performance, Will Sheppard steps up, opportunistic defense, and Mississippi State is a 22-point favorite over Vandy.
October 18, 2021
Ep. 115: Chris Phillips talks Dores/Cocks + Thursday night's bombshell
Chris Phillips, the host of The Spurs Up Show, joins the pod to preview Vandy-South Carolina (4pm ET/SEC Network), discuss what happened last week in Knoxville, Gamecock's QB situation, the atmosphere in Columbia, lack of offense from both teams, Will elaborates on his Thursday night article, three things to watch, and predictions.
October 15, 2021
Ep. 114: Florida RECAP + 4-star Colin Smith commits
Billy Derrick and Will Byrum recap Vandy's 42-0 loss at Florida, Stackhouse picking up another 4-star in Colin Smith, thorough analysis of the offensive issues, three main takeaways, Bulovas missing three field goals, Patrick Smith is the next Jerron Seymour, Dan Mullen outcoaching Clark Lea, and why South Carolina is an early 19.5-point favorite over Vandy. 
October 11, 2021
Ep. 113: Gator Dave talks Dores/Gators + mood in Gainesville
David Waters, aka Gator Dave from Gators Breakdown, joins the pod to preview Vandy-Florida (Noon ET/SEC Network), discuss the mood in Gainesville after last week's loss at Kentucky, what went wrong in Lexington, the history behind Vanderbilt & Florida, Ken Seal's performance vs. the Gators last season, Emory Jones' evaluation, and gives his prediction. 
October 08, 2021
Ep. 112: UConn RECAP + #BigLegJoe does it again
Billy Derrick and Will Byrum recap Vanderbilt's 30-28 nailbiting victory over UConn behind the leg of Joseph Bulovas, discuss three main takeaways, Ken Seals' performance, Will Sheppard's breakout game, Cam Johnson's lack of production, and Vandy opening as a 38-point underdog at Florida.
October 04, 2021
Ep. 111: Adam Giardino talks Dores/Huskies + UConn's QB situation
Adam Giardino, the voice of the Huskies, joins the pod to preview Vanderbilt-UConn (7:30pm ET/ESPNU), discuss what this season has been like for the Huskies, interim HC Lou Spanos' experience, UConn's QB situation, Vandy's scouting report, why fans should tune into this game, and gives his prediction.
October 01, 2021
Ep. 110: Georgia RECAP + state of the program
Billy Derrick and Will Byrum recap the 62-0 loss at home to Georgia, give a full stat report, their three main takeaways, the current state of the program, and Vandy opens as a 14-point favorite over UConn. 
September 27, 2021
Ep. 109: Palmer Thombs talks Dores/Dawgs + Georgia playing with an edge?
Palmer Thombs, Georgia beat writer for Dawgs HQ on the On3 Network, joins the pod to preview Vandy-Georgia (Noon ET/SECN), discuss Georgia fans' return to Vanderbilt Stadium, whether the Dawgs will be playing with an edge because of Vandy's Covid issues last season, expectations from JT Daniels, key matchups to watch, Clark Lea's future at Vandy, and gives a prediction.
September 24, 2021
Ep. 108: Stanford RECAP
Billy Derrick and Will Byrum discuss a big recruiting weekend on West End, Ray Davis' health concerns, offensive line improvement, game management/play-calling issues, final stat report, and they give three main takeaways following Vanderbilt's 41-23 loss to Stanford at Vanderbilt Stadium.
September 20, 2021
Ep. 107: John Platz talks Dores/Cardinal + Stanford QB Tanner McKee
John Platz, Stanford Football Color Analyst on The Cardinal Radio Network, joins the pod to preview Vandy-Stanford (8pm ET/ESPNU), discuss how David Shaw is approaching this matchup, Tanner McKee's performance against USC last week, Vandy's impact players to watch, and gives his prediction for Saturday night. 
September 17, 2021
Ep. 106: Win 1 for Team 1, a Colorado State recap
Billy Derrick and Will Byrum recap Vandy's come-from-behind victory over the Rams in Fort Collins, discuss their three main takeaways, Bulovas' postgame quote, a postgame mob of Coach Lea in the locker room, renewed confidence for team 1, and, are Vandy fans back on board??
September 13, 2021
Ep. 105: Kevin Lytle talks Dores/Rams + Joey Lynch's return to Fort Collins
Kevin Lytle, Colorado State beat writer for The Coloradoan, joins the pod to preview Vanderbilt-Colorado State (10pm ET/CBSSN), discuss the state of the Rams program, Addazio's approach to this Vandy matchup, defensive struggles against South Dakota State, Vandy's difference makers, keys for either team, and his prediction. 
September 10, 2021
Ep. 104: Chris Lee sorts out the ETSU loss
Chris Lee, the founder of, joins the pod to dive into what went wrong against ETSU, discuss what he expected going into Saturday night, the moment he realized the Dores were in danger of losing, the QB rotation, the mental approach to the rest of the season, Clark Lea's demeanor, and the positives he took as a trip to Colorado State approaches.
September 06, 2021
Ep. 103: Mike Gallagher gives an ETSU perspective on Saturday night's matchup
Mike Gallagher, host of the 90-minute pregame show on the Buc Sports Network, joins the pod as we discuss the upset-minded Buccaneers team rolling into Nashville, QB Tyler Riddell, RB Quay Holmes, defensive players to watch, impact players for the Commodores, and our week one predictions. LET'S GO!!!
September 02, 2021
Ep. 102: Chris Williams talks playing with Jay Cutler + new uniforms
Chris Williams, former Vanderbilt OL from 2005-07, joins the pod to discuss his time spent with Coach Lea's program, changing the culture, the new uniforms, playing with Clark Lea and Jay Cutler, what he learned from Bobby Johnson, and realistic expectations for #Team1. 
August 29, 2021
Ep. 101: SEC Mike talks Vandy expectations + around the SEC
Michael Bratton, aka "SEC Mike" from That SEC Podcast, joins the pod to discuss his impressions of Clark Lea, expectations for year 1, SEC East and West predictions, top QBs in the conferences, and the biggest game on Vanderbilt's schedule. 
August 26, 2021
EP. 100: Tim Corbin talks VandyBoys' influence on Coach Lea's program
Tim Corbin, the head coach of the Vanderbilt baseball program, joins the pod to discuss his busy summer, hearing former players' names called in the draft, recapping last season, his relationship with Clark Lea, the importance of the "V" on their new helmets, and the VandyBoys' incoming class of freshman. 
August 19, 2021
Ep. 99: Whit Taylor talks succeeding at Vandy + Coach Lea's commitment
Whit Taylor, former Vanderbilt QB of the 1982 team, joins the pod to discuss his first game on West End, coaching transition from Fred Pancoast to George MacIntyre, playing under offensive mastermind Watson Brown, comparing QB play today from his playing time, Coach Lea's commitment to the program, his opinion on the new uniforms, and a look ahead to the 2021 season.
August 17, 2021
Ep. 98: Norman Jordan walks down memory lane + talks Clark Lea's brand new Vandy
Norman Jordan, the color analyst on the Vanderbilt Leerfield IMG radio network, joins the pod to take a trip down memory lane, the culture shift during the early 80s, the new uniforms, Clark Lea's vision for the program, players to watch in 2021, and the new offensive scheme.
August 11, 2021
Ep. 97: Coach Lea joins the pod heading into fall camp
Coach Lea, the 29th Head Football Coach at Vanderbilt, joins the pod to discuss what coaching at Vanderbilt means to him, bringing back former Commodores' Norval McKenzie and Earl Bennett, his relationship with Candice Lee and Daniel Diermeier, expectations for "Team 1" heading into fall camp, and his message to Commodore Nation, one month away from ETSU on September 4th.
August 05, 2021
Ep. 96: Jim Arnold talks career at Vandy + Coach Lea's vision
Jim Arnold, Vanderbilt punting legend, joins the pod to discuss his playing career on West End, his recruitment to Vandy, the historical 1982 season, Coach Lea changing the culture, Candice Lea working to revamp the athletic department, and the future of Commodore football.
July 29, 2021
Ep. 95: Bruno Reagan analyzes how Vandy can take advantage of NIL in Music City
Bruno Reagan, former Vanderbilt OL from 2014-2018 under Coach Mason, joins the pod to discuss the implementation of NIL by the NCAA, how it will impact college athletics, how Vandy can take advantage of these opportunities, Scotty Pippen's NIL potential, and a preview of the 2021 football season under Coach Lea.
July 20, 2021
Ep. 94: Coach Ron Bargatze talks Pippen's return to West End
Ron Bargatze, a former Vanderbilt Basketball coach under Roy Skinner in the 70s, joins the pod to discuss Scotty Pippen Jr. returning to Vanderbilt, how the recent NIL developments might have played into his decision, the impact of NIL on college athletics in the future, and expectations for Vandy Hoops now that Pippen has decided to return. 
July 12, 2021
Ep. 93: Mitch Light puts a bow on the VandyBoys' season
Mitch Light, Senior College Football Editor at The Athletic, joins the pod to recap Vandy's loss to Mississippi State in the CWS Finals, discuss the atmosphere in Omaha, what he'll remember most about this team, Rocker and Leiter's MLB Draft projections, how the experience from this season will translate to next season, and put a blanket statement on the 2021 VandyBoys.
July 07, 2021
Ep. 92: Andrew Allegretta recaps Vandy's comeback against Stanford
Andrew Allegretta, Vanderbilt's Director of Radio Broadcasting, joins the pod to discuss his new role with Vanderbilt Athletics, Vandy's walk-off wild pitch vs. Stanford, playing in quicksand the first four innings, the biggest moment during the comeback, and preview NC State on Friday.
June 25, 2021
Ep. 91: Stanford Preview + VandyBoy's Omaha Recap + The Supreme Court's NCAA Ruling
Will Byrum solo hosts a jam packed Episode 91 of TDR with a lot to discuss, including: Vanderbilt's performance in Omaha so far, tonight's matchup against Stanford at 6pm, Tennessee's performance in Omaha and Tony Vitello's contract rumors, and the supreme court's ruling in favor of student-athletes and the broad reaching and long term effects it could have on the landscape of college athletics
June 23, 2021
Ep. 90: Brooks Webb recaps Supers + previews Omaha
Brooks Webb, the General Manager of Vanderbilt Baseball, rejoins the podcast to recap the Super Regional vs. ECU, discuss Rocker and Leiter's performances, CJ Rodriguez's clutch hitting, this young team finding new ways to win, preview the matchup with Arizona on Saturday night, and information for fans on the Omaha send-off tomorrow
June 16, 2021
Ep. 89: Peter Burns previews Super Regional weekend
Peter Burns, SEC Network studio host, joins the pod to discuss the entertainment factor with SEC Baseball, Vandy-Georgia Tech thriller, watching Rocker and Leiter in the postseason, around the SEC, how many SEC teams could advance to Omaha, Mainieri Magic in Knoxville, and his plea to get the TDR boys to Omaha
June 09, 2021
Ep. 88: Kevin Ingram gives a full regional preview
Kevin Ingram, the Play-by-Play broadcaster for Vanderbilt Baseball, joins the pod to discuss his excitement heading into regional weekend, glance at each team coming to Nashville, Carter Young and Ethan Smith's health, College Baseball tournament format, bottom of VandyBoys lineup, and how Vandy stacks up with Arkansas, Texas, & Tennessee.
June 04, 2021
Ep. 87: Willy Daunic recaps SEC Tourney + Previews Nashville Regional
Willy Daunic, TV Play-by-Play Broadcaster for the Nashville Predators, joins the pod to recap Vandy's performance in Hoover last week, Christian Little's outing on Wednesday night, Rocker's struggles against the Hogs, Corbin reuniting with Presbyterian in the Nashville Regional, a potential Super Regional matchup with East Carolina, Carter Young's status, and how far this year's group may go. 
June 01, 2021
Ep. 86: SEC Tournament preview with Max Herz
Max Herz, Vanderbilt Baseball Play-by-Play Broadcaster for ESPN plus, joins the pod to recap the Kentucky series, discuss atmosphere at The Hawk,  dive into the SEC Tournament implications, Corbin's decision to go with Christian Little on Wednesday night in Hoover, his predicted winner of the tournament, Troy Laneve's hot streak, Carter Young and Ethan Smith's status, and the VandyBoys being built for postseason baseball.
May 25, 2021
Ep. 85: Brooks Webb talks tough weekend in Oxford + 100% capacity at The Hawk
Brooks Webb, Vanderbilt Baseball's General Manager and Chief of Staff, joins the pod to discuss his role with the VandyBoys, how the brand has grown on social media over the years, this past weekend in Oxford, Nikhazy's performance on Friday, Leiter's return to the mound, and the type around West End for a PACKED Hawkins Field this weekend. 
May 18, 2021
Ep. 84: Ben Mintz talks Vandy-Ole Miss + Around the SEC
Ben Mintz, aka Mintzy, from Barstool Sports, joins the pod to preview the Vandy-Ole Miss series in Oxford, Gunnar Hoglund's injury, Rebels' offensive expectations, 1-2 punch of Rocker-Leiter, Barstool's College Baseball coverage, and gets the blood flowing with a motivational speech ahead of this weekend's series. 
May 14, 2021
Ep. 83: Mitch Light talks VandyBoys' social media presence
Mitch Light, College Football Writer at The Athletic, joins the pod to discuss his impressions of the VandyBoys to this point, sneak peek of Ole Miss this weekend, Gunnar Hoglund OUT, Jack Leiter's performance so far, and assessing the potential of the 2021 Commodores. 
May 12, 2021
Ep. 82: Robbie Weinstein talks VandyBoys' losing streak + Dezonie committing
Robbie Weinstein, who covers Vanderbilt for 247 Sports, joins the pod to discuss the VandyBoys' recent struggles against Florida and Louisville, preview this weekend's series vs. Alabama, dive into Jack Leiter's "home run" issue, lack of experience, Shane Dezonie committing, and Damany Hendrix leaving for San Jose State. 
May 06, 2021
Ep. 81 Kaufman and Disu Transfer/VandyBoys vs Miss. St. Recap/Capacity Restrictions Lifted in Nashville
On Episode 81 of The Dore Report presented by Alloco Finewood Floors, TDR staff writer and content creator Jacob Scholl joins Will Byrum as Billy Derrick is unable to join this week. All 3 major sports are covered, and a variety of topics including: Donovan Kaufman transfers Dylan Disu transfers Ed Conroy and Michael Curry join Stackhouse’s staff Capacity Restrictions lifted in Nashville beginning May 14th Vandy-Miss St Recap VandyBoys Take On Florida Anchor Down and Let's Ride
April 28, 2021
Ep. 80: Adam Sparks recaps Tennessee series + Corbin's postgame comments
Adam Sparks, Vanderbilt Beat Writer for The Tennessean, joins the pod to discuss the VandyBoys series win in Knoxville, Tim Corbin's postgame comments aimed at Mayor Cooper, his concerns (if any) with this team after the weekend, comparing Carter Young and Dansby Swanson, spring game thoughts, and Stackhouse snagging three transfers. 
April 20, 2021
Ep. 79: Mike Rooney previews Vandy-UT series + Rocker's motivation
Mike Rooney, College Baseball Analyst at, joins the pod to discuss the Vandy-Tennessee in Knoxville this weekend, Vols trying to beat Vandy in a series for the 1st time since 2016, Tony Vitello's culture on Rocky Top, Tennessee's WILD student section behind 1st base, expectations from Kumar Rocker after UGA, and a look at the top teams in the SEC.
April 16, 2021
Ep. 78: Barton Simmons talks friendship w/ Coach Lea + family atmosphere on West End
Barton Simmons, the General Manager of Vanderbilt Football, joined the pod to discuss his unique relationship with Coach Lea, making the transition from 247 Sports to a general manager role in the SEC, Coach Lea's message throughout Spring Ball, vision for the 2022 recruiting class, recruiting pitch, and a strong message to Vandy fans. 
April 09, 2021
Ep. 77: Ingle Martin and Nate Morrow talk Langston Patterson's commitment to Vandy
Ingle Martin (Head Football Coach at CPA) and Nate Morrow (Headmaster at CPA) join the pod to discuss Langston Patterson's decision to commit to Vandy, how Patterson fits the culture Coach Lea is building, Langston vs. Kane (his older brother), Clark Lea's potential on West End, Vandy's recruiting pitch, and Barton Simmons joining the staff. 
March 26, 2021
Ep. 76: Kevin Ingram talks Leiter's no-hitter + atmosphere at the Hawk
Kevin Ingram, radio host and play-by-play announcer on the Vanderbilt Sports Network, joins the pod to discuss his perspective in the booth at Hawkins Field, Jack Leiter's no-hitter vs. South Carolina on Saturday, Rocker and Leiter's potential in the MLB, Enrique Bradfield's blazing speed, Carter Young's versatility, Brooks Webb's role with the VandyBoys, how this team stacks up versus Arkansas and Mississippi State, and the Tim Corbin footprint on Clark Lea's football program on West End. 
March 23, 2021
Ep. 75: Earl Bennett talks returning to West End + #ComeGetDeveloped
Earl Bennett, Vanderbilt's Director of Player Development and former legendary Commodore receiver, joins the pod to discuss his decision to join Coach Lea's staff at Vandy, comparing his time on West End to now, his message to Vandy fans, the culture being created by Coach Lea and staff, catching Cutler's pass on a slant route to beat Tennessee in 2005, playing with Cutler, and describes the #ComeGetDeveloped hashtag. 
March 15, 2021
Ep. 74 Blake Lovell Talks SEC Tournament + Vandy MBB Regular Season Report Card
Blake Lovell, assistant editor for Blue Ribbon Yearbook and covers the SEC for the 14, joins the podcast to discuss the upcoming SEC tournament and March Madness. We also discuss Clark Lea's continuously growing staff, the VandyBoys continued consistency and success, and give a recap of Vanderbilt MBB's regular season as well as SEC tournament betting odds. Let's Ride
March 09, 2021
Ep. 73: Max Herz talks 2021 VandyBoys
Max Herz, Play-by-Play Broadcaster for Vanderbilt Baseball, joins the pod to discuss broadcasting the VandyBoys, finding the right lineup combinations, pitching depth, memories of CWS victory over Louisville in 2019, inside access to the "bunker", and talks about the potential of this year's team. 
March 03, 2021
Ep. 72: Dores/Vols preview + VandyBoys are BACK
In this episode of The Dore Report, there's no special guest but, Billy and Will dive into the Dores loss to Alabama last Saturday, preview tomorrow night's Dores/Vols showdown in Memorial Gym, recap the VandyBoys doubleheader vs. Wright State, and marvel over Kumar Rocker and Jack Leiter. 
February 23, 2021
Ep. 71: Chad Bishop talks new era of Commodore Athletics
Chad Bishop, from the athletic communications department at Vanderbilt, joins the pod to discuss the changes he's witnessed within the athletic department on West End, Candice Lee's determination thus far, Daniel Diermeier's vision for athletics, Clark Lea's commitment to winning, former Commodores coming home, Cats-Dores tonight at Memorial, and gives a VandyBoys season preview.
February 17, 2021
Ep. 70: Breakdown of 2021 recruiting class + Earl Bennett joining Coach Lea
On the latest episode of The Dore Report, Billy Derrick and Will Byrum breakdown the 2021 recruiting class, discuss Earl Bennett joining Coach Lea's staff, and no fans allowed at Hawkins Field.
February 10, 2021
Ep. 69: Craig Haubert talks NSD + Vandy's 2021 recruiting class
Craig Haubert, ESPN's National CFB Recruiting Coordinator, joined the pod to discuss challenges covering high school athletes throughout pandemic, making the switch from coaching to analyzing football, the star rating system, Vandy's ability tor retain 2021 class despite adversity, Clark Lea adding Barton Simmons to staff as General Manager, and headlines from national signing day. 
February 05, 2021
Ep. 68: Tommy McClelland sends a message to Commodore Nation
Tommy McClelland, the Deputy Athletic Director at Vanderbilt, joins the pod to discuss his role in the athletic department, adjusting to the transition from Louisiana Tech to Vandy, the beginning of the Clark Lea era, the future of gamedays at Vanderbilt Stadium, his message to Commodore Nation, and an update on the football locker room renovation. 
February 02, 2021
Ep. 67: Chris Low talks Clark Lea at Vandy and Josh Heupel at UT
Chris Low, Senior College Football Writer at, joins the pod to discuss his initial thoughts on Clark Lea coming home, hurdles in front of Coach Lea and his staff, Barton Simmons working as the General Manager, comparing Lea at Vandy and Heupel at Tennessee, SEC schedule release today, and similarities between Lea at Vandy and Fitzgerald at Northwestern. 
January 27, 2021
Ep. 66: Mitch Light talks Clark Lea's hires + OC update
Mitch Light, the College Football editor for The Athletic, joins the pod to discuss Clark Lea's hires so far, gives an explanation on why the OC hiring is taking longer than usual, Lea's pull on high profile coaches in both CFB and NFL, thoughts on year 2 under Coach Stackhouse, MBB's lack of talent, and is Scotty Pippen a pro?
January 20, 2021
Ep. 65: Jim Wyatt talks state of Vanderbilt athletics
Jim Wyatt, a lifelong Vandy fan and Writer, joins the pod to discuss a disappointing end for the Titans, Vandy hoops shooting woes, getting back to relevance in the SEC, the Clark Lea hire, assistant coaches, future of Commodore football, and expectations for Clark's first season.
January 15, 2021
Ep. 64: Jack Gentry talks Vandy memories + Clark Lea's potential
Jack Gentry, writer for A to Z Sports and host of The Titan Up Podcast joins the pod to discuss his allegiance to Vandy despite attending Ole Miss, his fondest memories growing up a Vandy fan, his belief in Coach Stackhouse, the team's shooting woes this season, bringing lights out shooting back to Memorial, Clark Lea's potential on West End, Lee and Diermeier's commitment, and the 2021 VandyBoys. 
January 13, 2021
Ep. 63: Kentucky recap + Miss St preview
On today's episode of The Dore Report powered by Allocco Hardwood Flooring, Billy and Will discuss another heartbreaking loss at Rupp Arena, Jordan Wright's emergence, Disu's improvement, Clark Lea hires strength coach, Derek Mason lands at Auburn, and a sneak peak at next week's big guest.
January 09, 2021
Ep. 62: Blake Lovell talks Vandy hoops + Clark Lea
Blake Lovell, the assistant editor for the Blue Ribbon college basketball yearbook, joins the pod to discuss how college basketball has pushed through a tough start to the season, Vandy struggling in SEC opener vs. Florida, Stackhouse's potential in regards to recruiting, comparing Stallings and Stackhouse's early coaching tenures, quick Kentucky-Vandy preview, and Blake's thoughts on the hiring of Clark Lea. 
January 04, 2021
Ep. 61: Coach Ron Bargatze talks his career and Vandy hoops
Ron Bargatze, a former Vanderbilt basketball assistant under Roy Skinner in the 70s, joins the pod to discuss his love of basketball, his coaching career at Vandy, Tennessee Tech, and Belmont among others, transition from the high school level to college, his opinion on year 2 under Coach Stackhouse, bringing the Magic back to Memorial, and his experience broadcasting college basketball. 
December 29, 2020
Ep. 60: Kevin Ingram talks Davidson loss
Kevin Ingram, the current radio broadcaster for Vanderbilt men's basketball, joined the pod to recap Vandy's 20 point loss at Davidson, finding a third scorer behind Pippen and Disu, improvements that mus be made heading into SEC play, impressions on the Clark Lea hire, and gives a Bobby Johnson impersonation.
December 23, 2020
Ep. 59: Willy Daunic talks Clark Lea's press conference and MBB's Radford win
Willy Daunic, Nashville Predators play-by-play announcer on FOX Sports TN, joins the pod to discuss Clark Lea's introductory press conference, his thoughts on Lea's potential on West End, facility upgrades, how Lea's relationship played a role in his decision to say "yes" to Vanderbilt, the challenge ahead for Coach Lea with multitude of opt-outs and transfers, MBB's 59-50 victory over Radford, and ahe gives the ceiling for Vandy MBB in SEC play.
December 21, 2020
Ep. 58: Bryan Driskell talks Clark Lea's personality and potential at Vandy
Bryan Driskell, publisher at Irish Breakdown, joins the pod to discuss his reaction to Clark Lea coming home to coach at Vandy, his experience covering Coach Lea, his recruiting style, his impact on Notre Dame players, and the potential of his hiring being a distraction to the team against Clemson on Saturday.
December 17, 2020
Ep. 57: Vandy hires Clark Lea
On this episode of the pod, Billy Derrick and Will Byrum discuss the hiring of Clark Lea (Notre Dame DC) as the 29th head football coach at Vandy. The men's basketball victory over MS Valley State, the 42-17 loss at home to Tennessee, and the cancellation of the Georgia game are also touched on.
December 15, 2020
Ep. 56: Barstool's "Big T" talks Dores-Vols, UT's QB situation, and his prediction
Connor Knapp (aka BIG T), digital content creator at Barstool Sports, joins the pod to preview Vandy-Tennessee (4pm ET/SEC Network), assess the state of Tennessee football, the vibe around Knoxville, Jeremy Pruitt's future, Harrison Bailey and JT Shrout at quarterback, the Vandy-UT rivalry, Vol fans' renewed hatred for Vandy, keys to the game, and a game prediction.
December 12, 2020
Ep. 55: Watson Brown talks Vandy coaching search and rivalry week
Watson Brown, former Vanderbilt football coach, joins the podcast to discuss his football pedigree, playing football at Vanderbilt in the 70s, Jamey Chadwell's potential in the SEC, Clark Lea's reputation in Nashville, Jeff Fisher's interest in Vandy, Daniel Diermeier and Candice Lee finding the "right fit", rivalry week vs. Tennessee, and the state of Vandy hoops under Coach Stackhouse.
December 09, 2020
Ep. 54: Dare Odeyingbo talks "opt-out" culture, Sarah Fuller, and Dayo's future
Dare Odeyingbo, former Vanderbilt defensive lineman, joins the pod to discuss the reaction to Sarah Fuller's appearance at Mizzou, college football's culture of "opting out", Dayo Odeyingbo's potential landing spot in the NFL Draft, status of the program, playing Tennessee and Georgia, next head coach, and the beloved "Mama O".
December 04, 2020
Ep. 53: Barton Simmons talks coaching search, Clark Lea's Nashville roots, and Sarah Fuller
Barton Simmons, the Director of Scouting at 247 Sports, joins the pod to discuss potential Vandy coaching candidates, his first coach to call, comparing Will Healy vs. Clark Lea, state of the program, and Sarah Fuller making history after 41-0 beatdown at Mizzou.
December 02, 2020
Ep. 52: Bruno Reagan talks Derek Mason firing, coaching candidates, and state of Vandy football
Bruno Reagan, former Vandy lineman and current journalist at, joins the pod to discuss the firing of Derek Mason, his experience playing under Mason, beating Tennessee 3 years in a row, potential coaching candidates, the state of the program, and much more.
November 30, 2020
Ep. 51: Vanderbilt Basketball Season Opener/Missouri Preview/Will Vanderbilt Make History Saturday?
On Episode 51 of The Dore Report, our host Billy Derrick was unable to record due to scheduling conflicts. Will Byrum, alongside Jacob Scholl, discuss Vanderbilt's season opener vs. Valparaiso, a big time commitment for Vanderbilt Football, preview Vanderbilt Missouri, and discuss Sarah Fuller possibly becoming the first woman to take a snap in an FBS or FCS college football game and the possible distraction associated with that alongside other issues in the Vanderbilt football program.
November 27, 2020
Ep. 50: Florida recap, UT-Vandy postponed, MBB hosts Valpo
On this episode of the podcast, Billy Derrick and Will Byrum recap the Florida loss, Ken Seals' development, Chris Pierce doing Chris Pierce things,  Tennessee game postponed, Dimitri Moore entering the transfer portal, Vandy women's soccer player Sarah Fuller practicing w/ the football team, and a MBB vs. Valpo preview.
November 25, 2020
Ep. 49: David Waters talks Dores/Gators, Pitts' injury, and Trask for Heisman?
David Waters, aka Gator Dave from Gators Breakdown, joins the pod to preview Vandy-Florida (Noon ET/ESPN), discuss Kyle Pitts' nose injury, Kyle Trask's historic season, Gators' mediocre defense, Vandy-Florida hatred, Vegas odds, and gives his prediction. 
November 20, 2020
Ep. 48: Kentucky recap, Candice Lee's tweet, and Nesmith in the NBA Draft
On this episode of the podcast, Billy Derrick and Will Byrum give their reactions to the 38-35 loss at Kentucky, discuss Candice Lee's tweet regarding families of players in attendance at Vanderbilt Stadium, the potential of students inside Memorial Gym this season, and where Aaron Nesmith could land in tomorrow night's NBA Draft.
November 17, 2020
Ep. 47: Adam Sparks talks Dores/Cats, Vandy's transfers, and gives game prediction
Adam Sparks, Vanderbilt beat writer for The Tennessean joins the pod to preview Vandy-Kentucky (Noon ET/SEC Network), discuss Vandy's opt-outs and transfers, Kentucky's mindset going into Saturday's game, Vandy's keys to victory, stopping the Cats running game, sneak peak of year two under Stack, and a UK game prediction. 
November 12, 2020
Ep. 46: Mississippi State recap and McBride is eligible
On this episode of the podcast, Billy Derrick and Will Byrum give their reactions to the Mississippi State loss and discuss Issac McBride becoming officially eligible for the 2020-21 basketball season.
November 10, 2020
Ep. 45: Robbie Faulk talks MSU/Vandy, Mike Leach, and Costello's injury
Robbie Faulk, Mississippi State beat writer for 247 Sports and Starkville Daily, joins the pod to preview Vanderbilt-Mississippi State (3:30pm ET/SEC Network), discuss Mike Leach's early struggles in Starkville, KJ Costello's concussion, freshman QB Will Rogers making the start, key players to watch, vegas odds, and game prediction.
November 05, 2020
Ep. 44: Jake Evans previews Rebs/Dores, talks Lane Train, and gives game prediction
Jake Evans, host of The Flagship Football Show and senior writer for The Rebel Walk, joins the pod to preview Vanderbilt-Ole Miss (4pm ET/ SEC Network), discuss the vibe around Oxford regarding the Lane Train, the infamous 25,000 pennies tweet, Kiffin's approach to Vandy game, the defensive struggles in Oxford, the atmosphere in Music City, Vegas betting odds, and gives a game prediction. 
October 29, 2020
Ep. 43: Chris Lee talks Ole Miss on Halloween, black and gold series, and hoops practice
Chris Lee, founder of, joins the pod to discuss the timetable on the new football locker room, Candice Lee's strategic plan, Ken Seals' potential, the black and gold world series, VandyBoys in the pros, Vandy MBB practice underway, and the Legends Classic at Mohegan Sun. 
October 21, 2020
Ep. 42: Mitchell Forde talks postponement of Vandy-Mizzou
Mitchell Forde, Missouri beat writer for, joins the pod to discuss the postponement of the Vandy-Mizzou game that was set for Saturday night in CoMo, Vandy's bus company informing Eli Drinkwitz of their trip cancellation, PowerMizzou hearing from local hotel rooms being cancelled, Mizzou's big win over LSU, the ramifications within the SEC of this postponement, and a Bama-UGA preview.
October 15, 2020
Ep. 41: South Carolina Recap
On this episode of the podcast, Billy Derrick and Will Byrum give their reactions and analysis from another 41-7 loss, this time at the hands of South Carolina. The boys dive into another demoralizing loss, the state of the program, and Derek Mason's hot seat HEATING UP. 
October 12, 2020
Ep. 40: Hale McGranahan talks Dores/Gamecocks, Carolina's defensive struggles, Shi Smith, and gives game prediction
Hale McGranahan, South Carolina beat writer for The Big Spur, joins the pod to preview Vanderbilt-South Carolina (Noon ET/SEC Network), discuss the unrest in Columbia, state of the program, defensive struggles, what to expect from Shi Smith, potential hurricane issues, Coach Muschamp's game plan, and his game prediction.
October 09, 2020
Ep. 39: LSU Recap
On this episode of the podcast, Billy Derrick and Will Byrum give their reactions and analysis from the 41-7 loss to LSU, discuss the lack of creativity from Fitch's play-calling, the multitude of missed opportunities, Ken Seals' time in the pocket, Ja'Veon Marlow running hard, Donovan Kauffman's 10 tackles, and the initial tackling woes on defense. 
October 07, 2020
Ep. 38: Brody Miller talks Dores/Tigers, LSU playing angry, and gives game prediction
Brody Miller, LSU beat writer for The Athletic, joins the pod to preview Vanderbilt's home opener vs. LSU, discuss the Tigers' hungry mindset after losing to Mississippi State, the return of Derek Stingley, Ed Orgeron's respect for Vanderbilt, the potential crowd impact, and his game prediction. 
October 02, 2020
Ep. 37: Texas A&M reaction
On this episode of the podcast, Billy Derrick and Will Byrum give their reactions and analysis from the 17-12 loss in College Station, discuss the performance from Ken Seals, play calling from both coordinators Ted Roof and Todd Fitch, offensive line ineptitude, and a pleasant surprise from the defensive line and Amir Abdur-Rahman. 
September 29, 2020
Ep. 36: Travis Brown talks Dores/Aggies, Ken Seals' potential, and gives game prediction
Travis Brown, a reporter for The Eagle covering Texas A&M athletics, joins the podcast to preview Vanderbilt's road matchup with Texas A&M, discuss Jimbo Fisher's approach to Covid-19 protocols, A&M's five opt outs, covering Ken Seals in middle school, the Aggies' offensive expectations, Vegas betting line, and give a game prediction. 
September 25, 2020
Ep. 35: George Plaster talks Candice Lee's hires and looks at future of Vanderbilt athletics
George Plaster, a Vanderbilt graduate and longtime sports radio host, joins the podcast to discuss the return of football across the nation, Lee's decision to bring in Tommy McClelland and Dr. Kristene Kelly, over/under 2 wins in 2020, the possibility of Tim Corbin becoming AD, and Will Healy to Vanderbilt??
September 15, 2020
Ep. 34: Norman Jordan talks playing career and state of Vandy football
Norman Jordan, the Vanderbilt football color analyst, joins the podcast to look back at his playing career in Nashville, compare his era to today's landscape of College Football, glance at the potential problems with a season during a pandemic, and gives a preview of the 2020 college football season.
September 08, 2020
Ep. 33: Willy Daunic talks Nashville media landscape and 2020 football/basketball expectations
Willy Daunic, a former basketball & baseball player at Vanderbilt, serves as the voice of the Nashville Predators and joined the podcast to discuss sports talk radio in Nashville, look ahead to the 2020 football season, Coach Mason's job security, Stackhouse expectations in year 2, getting Memorial Magic back, and VandyBoys in the bigs. 
August 30, 2020
Ep. 32: Adam Sparks previews the football season and makes a QB prediction
Adam Sparks, Vanderbilt beat writer from The Tennessean, previews the 2020 football season, gives a QB battle prediction, looks at the 2020 football schedule, discusses the renovated basketball practice facility, and gives his expectations for year 2 under Jerry Stackhouse. 
August 24, 2020
Hosts Billy Derrick and Will Byrum return to the mic for a Sunday night edition of TDR. In this episode, they botch a trivia question from Jackson Tolk, hear from Derek Mason on the upcoming football season, predict Vandy's 2020 football schedule, pray for a College Football season, and give their thoughts on the renovated basketball practice facility. 
August 17, 2020
Ep. 30: Simon Gibbs gives a Vanderbilt athletics state of the union address
Simon Gibbs, sports editor at The Vanderbilt Hustler joined the pod to talk what’s next under Candice Lee, Stack bringing the Magic back, Mason’s hot seat, starting QB prediction, VandyBoys season cut short, and much more.
June 05, 2020
Ep. 29: Joe Toye talks Tennessee rivalry and being on SportsCenter
Joe Toye joins the pod to discuss growing up in Chicago, playing at La Lumiere, getting hosed by the refs vs. Tennessee, being on SportsCenter, the future of Vandy hoops, and much more.
June 01, 2020
Ep. 28: Warren Norman talks career at Vandy and status of the program
Warren Norman joined the pod to discuss his football idols as a kid, recruiting process, Vandy career, 80-yard run at Ole Miss, thoughts on Coach Mason, and much more.
May 27, 2020
Ep. 27: Rhett Wiseman talks winning a Natty and the VandyBoys' dominance
Rhett Wiseman joins the pod to talk about his recruiting process and winning the Natty in 2014: Staying in shape during quarantine Red Sox idols Football career Corbin's coaching style Why Vandy over the MLB? Walk-off vs. Mizzou Status in the minor league
May 22, 2020
Ep. 26: Luke Kornet talks Vanderbilt memories and dropping 25 on Joel Embiid
Luke Kornet joins the pod to joke about being 7 feet tall and look back at his Vandy career: -Are you a forward or center? -Growing 7-inches in 2 years -AAU with Myles Turner -Senior night against Florida -Signing two-way contract w/ Knicks -Impresssions of Coach Stack
May 17, 2020
Ep. 25: John Jenkins walks down memory lane
John Jenkins joins the pod to discuss his high school career and his time at Vanderbilt: -Averaging 42 ppg in high school -Playing on Brandon Wright's AAU team -Vanderbilt's little brother perception -Favorite game in Memorial -Winning SEC title following grandma's death -Being drafted in the 1st round -Signing a contract w/ the Knicks
May 14, 2020
Ep. 24: Tim Corbin Joins The Dore Report
Tim Corbin joins the podcast to discuss his four seniors and take a trip down memory lane: -Digital senior week -Feeling of a lost season -Recruiting David Price -First trip to Omaha -Winning national titles -Watching former players in the bigs
May 10, 2020
EP. 23: Joejuan Williams Joins The Dore Report
Joejuan Williams joins the podcast to discuss graduating from Vanderbilt and looks ahead to year two in New England: -Being drafted in Nashville -Coach Mason's role in his career -Father Ryan shoutout -Playing with Tom Brady -Beating Tennessee 3 years in a row
May 08, 2020