Vanderbilt’s offensive line will be a bit thinner when the 2018 season kicks off, as an important piece of the line will transfer.
OL Bailey Granier announced on Monday that he would explore his graduate transfer options moving forward and will complete his fifth year of eligibility elsewhere.
Granier thanked Vanderbilt and coach Derek Mason in a Twitter post on Monday afternoon while announcing his decision:
Very thankful for everything that Vanderbilt has afforded me. At this time I have received my release and look forward to next year and the opportunities ahead! Excited for what the future has in store for me! pic.twitter.com/D9popz1rPk
— Bailey Paul Granier (@BaileyGranier75) December 11, 2017
Granier started games against Kentucky and Mizzou late this season, but he played an important role in the other games as well, serving as a top backup.
The 6-6, 315-pound lineman will probably have plenty of suitors, but it remains to be seen where he ends up. There are plenty of SEC teams that could use some offensive line depth, but he may end up going somewhere that he can start next season.