On episode 28 of The Dore Report, we are joined by Warren Norman to discuss his football idols growing up, the reasons why he came to Vanderbilt, the recruiting process and much more.
Before we get to the discussion with Warren, news from David Ganta of Pro Football Talk surfaced regarding Joejuan Williams’ role in New England. Coach Belichick is reportedly looking for our guy Joejuan to play a little safety for the upcoming fall season. Williams played three years at Vanderbilt and was a second round pick for the Patriots. The Nashville native is a 6’4”, 210 lb guy, making him extremely versatile. He didn’t see the field very often last season, with only eighty-two snaps, but he is looking forward to playing a lot more this upcoming season.
Moving on to Jerry Stackhouse, he stays in house for his assistant opening, promoting Damany Hendrix to assistant coach.
Stackhouse loves the potential Coach Hendrix possesses and looks forward to his relationship with the players growing.
“Damany is a talented coach who has strong familiarity with our system. We believe his passion, knowledge, and teaching ability will be very impactful in the continued development of our current student athletes. His understanding of our culture will enable him to identify and connect with future vanderbilt student athletes on the recruiting trail.”
Billy and Will discuss how they think the promotion will play out despite some negativity from Jeff Goodman.
Finally, the boys are joined by Warren Norman, a three year starter at Chamblee Charter School near Atlanta, who then committed to Vanderbilt in 2009. He joins the pod to talk about the start of his career at a young age. He mentions idolizing Randy Moss and Marshall Faulk as a kid and enjoying the big scoring plays, something that attracted him to football. Norman then goes into detail about his reasons for coming to Vanderbilt, one of them being, “They had the best of everything.”
Of course we did not forget to mention the big touchdown back in 2010 against Ole Miss, something many Vandy fans still remember. Norman reminisces on that moment saying, “That was probably the fastest I’ve ever ran in my life.”
The Atlanta native finishes up his interview discussing injury issues which caused him to quit football, and acknowledges Coach Mason, saying he is doing a good job and will definitely find a way to step forward.
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