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Watching a poorly played football game is bad enough, but doing so in a sea of orange is almost too much to bear. Statistically, the Commodores played well enough to win. But alas, they didn’t. Vanderbilt’s inability to execute and convert, a problem that has plagued this team for almost the entire season. Tonight’s game was a chance for Vanderbilt to confound expectations and show that, despite everything that’s happened this season, progress was being made. It was also a chance for, in my view, Coach Caldwell to definitively save his job. This is not to say that Vanderbilt’s lost tonight sealed Coach Caldwell’s fate. It’s also not to say that Coach Caldwell shouldn’t be given a full season (including off-season) to see what he can do. Unlike many (if not most) Commodore fans, I am quiet conflicted about whether Robbie Caldwell should be brought back for another season. What I do know is the team’s performance certainly didn’t held his chances.