Do you all think NC could help recruiting with other sports?

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  1. Guy Gadbois

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    Specifically football and basketball? My hope is that the other athletic programs at Vandy and recruits as well take notice. If it can be done in baseball, why not basketball? Why not football?? I know at Vandy, sometimes we fight perception more than anything else. I believe the times, they are a changin'!
     
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    Yes, it helps a little. People no longer will laugh automatically when the name Vanderbilt is mentioned on ESPN. Hate to say it, but that is how it has been a long time.
     
  3. Guy Gadbois

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    I don't know that there is automatic laughing. I am well aware of the perception, but I don't think it's as bad as it used to be. I didn't hear folks laughing when we beat the UK national champs in the SEC basketball championship game a few years back. I don't think folks were laughing when we beat Georgia and Florida last year and we won our second straight bowl game. There is still a lot of work to do, and certainly, we need to continue to change the perception. I'm just hoping this NC is the big catalyst that Vandy has needed to get over that hump from pretty good to great. I tell you what though, back when I was student at Vandy, we would have killed for just pretty good!!
     
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    A rising tide lifts all boats, right?
     
  5. Guy Gadbois

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    Ugh, could you please have used something other than what our fearless commy leader uttered? But yes, I hope it works out better for us than it has for the economy.
     
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    Sure can't hurt.
     
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    probably also helps a great deal INTERNALLY. Shows the academics that don't live in the real world that it can be done at VU and how much that has increased the visibility of VU.
     

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