Vanderbilt embedded a video crew inside the locker room for the Commodores' season-ending game with Wake Forest. The video begins with defensive line coach Sean Spencer giving an impassioned pre-game message, imploring his players to give it their all, six seconds at a time.
Head coach James Franklin then jumps in and reminds his team to finish, the game and the season, strong. "Go out there as brothers, come back in here as brothers," said Franklin. "Let's go get this thing."
Finish they did. Vanderbilt 55, Wake Forest 21. After the game, Franklin runs through the litany of things Vanderbilt accomplished this season. The first eight-win season. The first six-game winning streak to close a season since 1948. The first season with five games scoring 40 or more points since 1915. And the list goes on. And on.
In the end, Franklin goes Paul Rhoads-lite with his players. "I'm so proud of you. I am so proud of every single person in this room."