Johnson giving Vandy new look; Croom wants Bulldogs to play for SEC

HOOVER — What better way to turn around a program than to give it a new look?
That’s the reasoning behind Vanderbilt’s new duds this season.
After years of trotting out teams with losing records — all with the same uniform design — head coach Bobby Johnson and the Commodores are looking to turn things around this season.

“The new uniforms are very exciting,” said Vanderbilt’s senior safety Reshard Langford. “We have all-new apparel, including some nice upgrades to the stadium. The uniforms look really good on the field.”

And if Johnson has his way, the clothes won’t be the only unrecognizable facet of the Commodores this season.

“We want to see (this program) be successful,” said Johnson at the SEC’s annual media days event in Hoover on Wednesday. “I think we were extremely close last year. A couple games go either way, (and) we’re in a bowl.”

Vanderbilt stood at 5-3 with four games to go last season. But a four-game losing streak extended the Commodores’ run without a winning record to 26 seasons.