Believe it or not, Derek Mason sees parts of himself in his vest that has gained fame.
On Wednesday, the Vanderbilt coach spoke on the SEC Network about the Commodores’ season and the upcoming matchup against North Carolina State in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 26. And yes, Mason’s black vest was a topic discussed.
You’ll remember that Mason wore the vest when Vanderbilt beat Tennessee on Nov. 26, and he produced one of the season’s best sideline celebrations. Recently, Vanderbilt jumped on the hype and offered a replica vest made by Nike that can be purchased at its team store.
Here’s what Mason said about the vest to SEC Network’s Laura Rutledge:
“The vest is something that I like,” Mason said. “It’s something that has grown on our fan base, obviously. And it signifies really what I’m about. I’m combative. I think at times I can get a little feisty. But by the same token, I’m built to last. And that vest is built the same way, so it’s all good.”
We should all strive for such a comparison. Bravo, Mason.