Vanderbilt AD takes fun jab at Vols' dashed Sugar Bowl hopes
Vanderbilt AD David Williams won’t soon forget the Commodores’ 45-34 win over Tennessee in 2016.
Vanderbilt fans certainly won’t, and Tennessee fans won’t either, for that matter.
On Monday night in Shreveport, Louisiana, during the Camping World Independence Bowl announcement party, Williams made reference to Vanderbilt crumbling the Vols’ Sugar Bowl hopes.
“Tennessee came through Nashville on the way to the Sugar Bowl and we had something waiting on them,” Williams chuckled, via The Tennessean. “Now guess where they are – they’re coming back to Nashville for the Music City Bowl.”
Had Tennessee beaten Vanderbilt, the Vols would have been a shoo-in for the Sugar Bowl. That obviously didn’t happen, and Tennessee is headed back to Nashville for the Music City Bowl, as Williams noted. Instead, Auburn is headed for the Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma.
Vanderbilt, of course, had to beat both Ole Miss and Tennessee to go bowling, and credit the Commodores for making that happen.
The Commodores are set to take on N.C. State in the Camping World Independence Bowl on Monday, December 26, 5:00 PM on ESPN2.