NASHVILLE, Tenn. — On Monday, Vanderbilt named Clark Lea its 29th head football coach. The news quickly spread over the college football landscape.
Here is some of the instant reaction from around the country:
As a former VU athlete, LOVE this line by @VandyAD on her conversation with Clark Lea (2 former VU athletes):
“When you can look across the table and KNOW the other person has experienced the UNIQUE challenge of competing at VU—-& they WANT that challenge—-that’s when I knew” https://t.co/QMQhxuTRIg
— Willy Daunic (@WillyD1025) December 15, 2020
Clark Lea is among the most impressive coaches I’ve interviewed.
“I didn’t wake up with all the schematic answers. Let’s build a kick ass unit & an environment they love working in. We want to control the moment–and we will compete for every single blade of grass on that field.”
— Marty Smith (@MartySmithESPN) December 14, 2020
Welcome Back https://t.co/NKUu6uhVjC
— Zac Stacy (@ZSTACY_) December 15, 2020
Easy to root for Clark Lea as he takes on this next challenge. Notre Dame will miss him.
Fascinating guy to cover, a collector of information and perspective. There’s a reason why this profile was the second story I did after being hired at The Athletic.https://t.co/o9FNmkSdIm
— Pete Sampson (@PeteSampson_) December 15, 2020
I happen to think Clark Lea is a fantastic hire https://t.co/23ldinluZU
— Barton Simmons (@bartonsimmons) December 14, 2020
Echoing what I’ve said on probably every episode since we launched The Shamrock last year, but Clark Lea is just the best. Easy to be happy for the guy as he lands a head coaching job at his alma mater before the age of 40.
— Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) December 15, 2020
Love it! https://t.co/sQMjpioee3
— William Holden (@holden_it_down_) December 15, 2020
— Wesley Tate (@tatethagreat) December 15, 2020
— Eddie Nunez (@EddieNunezAD) December 15, 2020
— Logan Joshua Plantz (@LoganPlantz) December 15, 2020
— Zaire Franklin (@ZiggySmalls_) December 14, 2020
Coach Clark Lea pic.twitter.com/RdR5qX97se
— Matt D (@MattDRidge) December 14, 2020
— Chad Bishop covers Vanderbilt for VUCommodores.com. Follow him @MrChadBishop.