Is this Vanderbilt’s version of smack talk?
The Commodores open the season against South Carolina on Sept. 1 in Nashville in front of a national television audience on ESPN, but they spent Wednesday morning giving their vocal chords a little exercise with the help of a song performed by noted Gamecocks fan Darius Rucker.
Rucker, who is both a noted country music artist and front man for rock band Hootie and the Blowfish, topped the country music charts with his 2012 cover of Old Crow Medicine Show’s song “Wagon Wheel.” Legendary musician Bob Dylan was a co-writer of the now-famous song.
With the season opener just 15 days away, the Commodores are mentally preparing to move out of preseason camp mode and move into game preparation for their meeting with the Gamecocks.
Apparently, a good sing-along to Rucker’s hit put them in the mood. Take a look:
— Vanderbilt Football (@VandyFootball) August 17, 2016
Hey, after all, Vanderbilt is located in Music City and the home of country music. Maybe they have just as much of a right to claim Rucker’s hit as Gamecocks fans.
If nothing else, South Carolina fans can use this as motivation to cheer their team on to victory against the Commodores, inching them ever closer to a free concert from Rucker if the Gamecocks reach six wins this season.