(AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Vanderbilt Commodores aren't picky about when they got a bye. They're just glad they got one this season, and the timing couldn't have been better.
The Commodores (1-2) got to spend the past week celebrating their 28-14 victory at Mississippi on Sept. 18, a win that ended a 10-game skid in the Southeastern Conference that stretched back to 2008.
Robbie Caldwell appreciated the time to heal up almost as much as his first career victory, making him the first Vanderbilt coach since 1975 to win his road debut.
Caldwell said Monday byes are more important to Vanderbilt than most teams because of the number of players. He said he has to practice his players against each other, putting a lot of wear and tear on their bodies.
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