Second Practice Down

Vanderbilt held its second spring practice Thursday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Vanderbilt football team returned to the practice field on a cool, but sunny morning in Nashville. The Commodores were on the field for the second time this week and will conclude the first week of practice Saturday morning.

Following practice, new offensive coordinator Tim Beck talked with Vandy play-by-play announcer Andrew Allegretta to give fans a quick look at what to expect from the revamped Commodore attack.

“Coach Lea has made it very clear that we need to have an identity,” Beck said. “We want to be tough and physical.”

As always, the quarterback situation is never far from the conversation. Beck shared what he’s looking for this spring from the signal-callers, including returner Drew Dickey and incoming transfers Nate Johnson and Blaze Berlowitz.

“It starts with Coach (Robert) Stiner in the weight room,” Beck explained. “Everything we do we evaluate, on and off the field. Leadership ability, how well they throw the ball, how fast they get the ball out of the pocket and how fast they recognize when there’s a problem. How do they respond when the play breaks down?”