There’s no doubt that coaches love an exceptional play, but Derek Mason praised linebacker Darreon Herring’s play on an entirely new level.
The Vanderbilt head coach appreciated the defensive play so much he watched it over and over again.
Herring on tackle against MU's Lock: My teammates loved it. Everyone was real energetic. It was a great feeling.
— Vanderbilt Football (@VandyFootball) October 27, 2015
Mason got excited just talking about it.
“I mean the play was, you know, a special play for me because I look at those plays man, and you’re always looking for guys showing supreme effort,” Mason said. “You’re always looking for guys to strain to a finish. Hey, man to be able to bone a receiver as he’s coming across the middle – come off the bone and still have an opportunity, man, to scrape skin and get a guy to the ground.
“I think that’s pretty good football, and that’s what you’re looking for. Those plays are the ones that you want to be able to show your team and say, ‘did you do that?’ That was a play I watched about 15 times.”
Herring is looking forward to bringing his defensive skills to the test once again when facing Houston’s powerful offense on Saturday.