NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt offensive tackle Thomas Welch has spent most of his nights this week doing what any football player in the SEC does the week of a nationally ranked showdown.
Forget the film room or even the hottest party on campus. Welch has been sequestering himself in the library for hours at a time.
Midterms are fast approaching at Vanderbilt.
“Last Saturday on our open date, I was in the library for four or five hours,” Welch said. “I’ve also got a paper due, so I’ve got a lot to get ready for.”
Somewhere along the way, Welch will also manage to squeeze in Saturday’s football game. Don’t think he’s not excited. Don’t think everybody on West End Avenue isn’t excited.