Dari Nowkhah is not holding back with his prediction of a big start for Vanderbilt this season, and he’s even gone as far as to say Clark Lea’s program will begin 4-0.

Nowkhah shared the bold projection on SiriusXM radio. The Commodores begin at Hawaii, then play Elon and Wake Forest, and then at Northern Illinois.

“Vanderbilt is 4-0 going to Alabama,” he said. “I think you’ve got a confident Vanderbilt team with some experience. They’ve got a heck of a leader in Anfernee Orji, they’ve got a quarterback that I think is going to be Mike Wright, it wouldn’t surprise me if he was a top 4 quarterback in the East. I know that might not be saying a whole heck of a lot, but he’s dynamic. Clark Lea has had a heck of an offseason in building toughness with his team. Now they may not win a game after that. I’m not saying anything after that, but I would buy Vanderbilt starting the season, as crazy as this sounds, 4-0.”