Smart Pick

Wonder if Charlie Goro watched last night’s Vanderbilt win over No. 24 South Carolina with a big smile on his face. The 24-17 victory that gave the Commodores a 2-0 start and their fifth big-time win since 2005.

The Maine South quarterback chose Vandy, the SEC’s smartest team but not nearly its best, before the prep season started. One of the founding members of the conference hasn’t experienced much success outside of the classroom. The Commodores have never won the SEC, haven’t had a winning season since 1982 and have been to only three bowl games.

But I’m sure Goro’s more proud of his pick today.

Goro, who threw for 251 yards and totaled three TDs in one half of work in Week 1, will be competing with three other QBs next fall. Starter Chris Nickson is finished after this season, but Mackenzi Adams (junior), Jared Funk (sophomore) and Larry Smith (freshman) all should return. Funk, of course, graduated from St. Viator in 2007.

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