Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason is know for — among other things– his impeccable sense of style.
No matter the occasion, the sixth year Commodores coach is always looking sharp in just the right threads.
In what is not his first tweak to the Vanderbilt football look since taking over in 2014, Mason’s Commodores on Wednesday unveiled a brand new style of their own for the 2019 football season.
Vanderbilt began the day by teasing the changes to their social media followers with photographs that zoomed in on intricate details of the new uniforms, which included liberal usage of the now standard Commodores anchor at various spots on both the home and road uniforms.
Later in the day, Vanderbilt gave the masses what they wanted with a better look at both uniforms:
The most noticeable difference for these Nike uniforms is the addition of some grey/silver blocks on the shoulder of both the white and black uniform tops.
The outlines and color blocks on the pants also offer a change of pace.
Uniforms enthusiasts likely already have noticed that there appears to be no change to the black helmet that the Commodores have adopted as their primary lid in recent seasons after years of sporting a gold one.
That’s not to say that Vanderbilt won’t have new helmets to go with these uniforms. The Commodores may have saved a little surprise to keep up their sleeve until closer to the start of the season.
Vanderbilt, which qualified for a Texas Bowl appearance in 2018, will open its 2019 season with the only SEC conference game of Week 1. The Commodores will welcome the defending SEC East champion Georgia Bulldogs into Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 31.
The Commodores enter the season sporting an impressive three-game winning streak against in-state rival Tennessee.
Vanderbilt will return one of the league’s most dynamic playmakers in running back Ke’Shawn Vaughn, but will be looking to replace four-year starting quarterback Kyle Shurmur.
Cover photo of Ke’Shawn Vaughn via Vanderbilt Athletics on Twitter.