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The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.
The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University

The Vanderbilt Hustler

The official student newspaper of Vanderbilt University.

The Hustler Sports 30 on VandyRadio: Time to Talk Coaching

The Hustler Sports 30 crew is back to discuss Vanderbilt football’s head coaching search, and they’re joined by two alumni in Max Schneider and Cutler Klein.
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Ken Seals prepares to snap the ball in a 41-7 loss to LSU on Oct. 3, 2020. (Hustler Multimedia/Hunter Long)

On this week’s episode of the Hustler Sports 30, Simon Gibbs, Betsy Goodfriend and Justin Hershey are back to debate the most pressing question in Vanderbilt athletics: who should be Vanderbilt’s 29th head football coach? The crew is joined by Vanderbilt Hustler alumni Max Schneider and Cutler Klein to discuss what the Commodores should look for in a candidate, which names should be considered and which names should be removed from discussion.

https://soundcloud.com/vandyradio/the-hustler-sports-30-on-vandyradio

1:05 — Simon recaps a hectic two weeks in Vanderbilt athletics, recapping the events that led us to-date.

3:30 — Cutler and Max fill us in on what they’ve seen from Vanderbilt football this season, and why they believe Vanderbilt felt it was time to move on from Derek Mason.

8:35 — Simon lists two tiers of candidates for the head coaching vacancy.

11:32 — Betsy, Justin, Max and Cutler name additional candidates that they believe should be included on the shortlist.

21:06 — Simon asks Betsy, Justin, Max and Cutler for what Vanderbilt should seek out in its ideal candidate.

31:20 — Betsy discusses who she wants Vanderbilt to hire and who she wants removed from the list of candidates.

34:15 — Cutler discusses who he wants Vanderbilt to hire and who he wants removed from the list of candidates.

38:15 — Max discusses who he wants Vanderbilt to hire and who he wants removed from the list of candidates.

41:25 Justin discusses who he wants Vanderbilt to hire and who he wants removed from the list of candidates.

44:05 — Simon discusses who he wants Vanderbilt to hire and who he wants removed from the list of candidates.

51:33  The hosts debate whether or not they’re concerned with Vanderbilt waiting past early signing day to name a new head coach.

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Simon Gibbs
Simon Gibbs, Former Sports Editor
Simon Gibbs (‘21) is the former Sports Editor for The Vanderbilt Hustler. He has been on staff since the first semester of his freshman year, previously serving as a Staff Writer, Senior Writer and Deputy Sports Editor. Simon is also the host of VU Sports Wired on Vanderbilt Video Productions and The Hustler Sports 30 on VandyRadio. Simon has attended several events as credentialed media, including the 2019 NFL Draft, 2019 College Baseball World Series and the 2019 SEC Tournament. Outside of his Commodore coverage, Simon has had bylines published on NHL.com and NashvillePredators.com. When he's not writing, you can find Simon watching his hometown New York Mets, waiting for that next ring. For tips, comments or concerns, please reach out to: [email protected]    
Justin Hershey
Justin Hershey, Former Sports Editor
Justin Hershey ('22) was Sports Editor for The Vanderbilt Hustler. He has been on staff since freshman year, previously serving as a Staff Writer, Deputy Sports Editor and Lead Sports Analyst. He majored in human and organizational development with minors in business and economics. In addition to writing, he hosts The Hustler Sports 30 Podcast, enjoys playing golf and is waiting for his hometown Philadelphia 76ers to complete The Process. For tips and comments, feel free to reach out to: [email protected]    
Betsy Goodfriend
Betsy Goodfriend, Former Deputy Sports Editor
Betsy Goodfriend ('21) was the Deputy Sports Editor for The Vanderbilt Hustler. She majored in Human and Organizational Development with a minor in Business. In her free time, she enjoys online shopping, creating to-do lists and watching football even if she has no interest in either team playing. She can be reached at [email protected].    
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