the team's starting quarterback. Shurmur completed only 43% of his passes last season but did throw for over 200 yards and 3 TDs in the Commodores' season-ending loss to Tennessee. Over the last two seasons, Vanderbilt's team QB Rating is right around 100.0 thanks in large part to a dismal 24-35 TD-to-INT ratio.
“We’re not going to enter into the season like we did my first year — talking about multiple quarterbacks,” Mason said. “There is a (starter) and a (backup). That’s it. That’s how firm I’m going to be. That’s how firm I need to be. I don’t need us to get distracted by a quarterback controversy.”