The 2019 college football season hasn't been to kind to Derek Mason and the Vanderbilt Commodores, but that's what made Saturday's upset victory over Missouri even sweeter. Vandy's win was the team's first in conference play this year, and after the game head coach Derek Mason gave a passionate interview, showing just how much work the program has been putting in.
"A lot of people want this job, so they think, but I'm the man who's built for this job," declared Mason.
Mason was over the moon with the Commodores, and rightfully so. Missouri was undefeated in SEC play coming into Saturday's game, and everyone had written Vanderbilt off prior to the game.
Mason's tenure in Vandy hasn't been ideal, but this statement win over a top SEC program will certainly give him a bit more security.
This win meant the world to the team, and Mason's postgame interview provides all the evidence for that.