January 15, 2013
Staff picks: Vanderbilt vs. Ole Miss
Vanderbilt gets another tough SEC game tonight when Ole Miss comes to Nashville. VandySports.com's Chris Lee, Mike Rapp and Jesse Johnson each give their picks on tonight's outcome.
Chris: A lot has been made of last weekend's disaster in Fayetteville, as well it should have been. Teams have a way of flushing a poor performance more often than fans might believe, and if there's any doubt about it, witness the first 25 minutes of the Kentucky game compared to the last 15.
But here's the problem: even with flushing that game, VU's just not that talented this season. Yes, it can defend pretty well at spots, but the extent to which it can do it well is far and away eclipsed with how bad it is offensively. After Kedren Johnson, this team can't rely on anyone to score - and even if Johnson plays tonight, it's hard to believe he'll be close to full speed.
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