Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason made it clear that a democracy has no place in how his team addresses its quarterback issues.
Starter Johnny McCrary has racked up an SEC-worst 10 interceptions already, completing a little over 50 percent of his passes. Mason left the possibility of a quarterback switch open on Monday when asked about the position by reporters.
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Mason (about exploring options): "This isn't a democrary."
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The Commodores (2-4, 0-3 SEC) are hard-pressed to make changes after suffering a 10-19 loss to South Carolina in part because of five turnovers. The team has the worst turnover margin in the SEC, and Mason knows Vandy can’t be successful with that type of performance.
“It’s not going to look the same,” Mason said. “I’ll tell you – you can’t continue to do the same things and expect different results.”
Freshman Kyle Shurmur joined McCrary and backup Wade Freebeck on the depth chart for Saturday’s game against Mizzou. If Mason really is “exploring every option,” perhaps one of the other two start over McCrary this weekend.