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Vandy aims to build on last season

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - The Vanderbilt Commodores aren't getting
much of a break after recording their first bowl win in five
decades.
      The Commodores must play 12 straight weeks without a break, and
coach Bobby Johnson said that coaches have to take that into
consideration in not overworking players during preseason workouts.
      Johnson said that might be the biggest challenge facing his
team, not trying to make a second straight bowl game for the first
time in Vandy history. The 'Dores' win over Boston College in the
Music City Bowl was their first postseason victory since 1955.
      Another challenge for Vandy: Picking a starting quarterback.
Larry Smith led the team to the bowl win in his first start while
Mackenzi Adams alternated with Chris Nickson in the season's second
half.
     
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