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Washington Post: A 32-year-old Naval officer had some free time, so he walked on to Vanderbilt’s football team

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Washington Post: A 32-year-old Naval officer had some free time, so he walked on to Vanderbilt’s football team

Post by BrentVU » Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:19 am

Eventually someone was going to write this story... somehow the Washington Post got to it first.

Wasington Post: A 32-year-old Naval officer had some free time, so he walked on to Vanderbilt’s football team (by Steven Godfrey)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2 ... k-on-navy/
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Re: Washington Post: A 32-year-old Naval officer had some free time, so he walked on to Vanderbilt’s football team

Post by FayetteDore » Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:45 pm

You broke the story on here, Aug. 31! And other posters filled in other details.

Maybe The Post monitors Vandymania. Has the Tennessean reported it yet?
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Re: Washington Post: A 32-year-old Naval officer had some free time, so he walked on to Vanderbilt’s football team

Post by Seadog73 » Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:41 pm

Sadly, the article is behind a paywall for me. I have to subscribe to see it.
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Re: Washington Post: A 32-year-old Naval officer had some free time, so he walked on to Vanderbilt’s football team

Post by Seadog73 » Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:27 pm

For some reason, the second time I tried to read it, I could access the whole thing.
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Re: Washington Post: A 32-year-old Naval officer had some free time, so he walked on to Vanderbilt’s football team

Post by Go Vandy! » Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:51 pm

FayetteDore wrote:
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:45 pm
....Has the Tennessean reported it yet?
Give 'em another week,,, or 2
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Re: Washington Post: A 32-year-old Naval officer had some free time, so he walked on to Vanderbilt’s football team

Post by BrentVU » Sat Sep 11, 2021 7:32 am

The Tennessean has gotten to it...

Tennessean: Vanderbilt's Tommy Smith, a 32-year-old Navy officer, might be the best story in college football (by Joshua Spears)
https://www.tennessean.com/story/sports ... 263632002/

There is also a video interview with Smith, which plays after two ads...
https://www.tennessean.com/videos/sport ... 264019002/
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Re: Washington Post: A 32-year-old Naval officer had some free time, so he walked on to Vanderbilt’s football team

Post by BrentVU » Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:33 am

The Tennessean has ANOTHER story about tight end Tommy Smith out today...

Tennessean: 5 things to know about 32-year-old Vanderbilt football player, active Navy officer Tommy Smith (by Danielle Medina)
https://www.tennessean.com/story/sports ... 350231002/


P.S. I said that Tommy Smith played in the Colorado State game... that is INCORRECT. The player I saw was Brayden Bapst, wearing No. 96... Bapst is an offensive lineman who has changed positions and changed numbers due to the position change. Smith, according to this article, has not played yet.
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