5:50 p.m. Bobby Johnson takes the podium at about the time he was scheduled to leave it. Prince Tebow has basically screwed up everybody's schedule.
"Obviously, it's a new challenge for our football team." Vanderbilt: Where every year is a new challenge.
"Coach Petrino will fit right in with all of them." Assuming he sticks around long enough for everyone to learn his name.
5:59 p.m. It's difficult to tell how many people are paying attention during any of these press conferences; we all have computers, etc. But some people are reading during Bobby Johnson and others seem completely uninterested.
C&F realizes it's Vanderbilt, but it's still kind of interesting.
6:02 p.m. Bobby Johnson is maybe the longest-tenured coach in 20 years. His reaction is that he's not surprised he hasn't had more success. "I think we were extremely close last year." Mercifully, he doesn't bring up South Carolina.
6:05 p.m. Johnson refers to "whoever the quarterback is" needing to beat out three other guys. So somebody does have a more complicated QB setup than the Gamecocks. If only it weren't Vanderbilt, that might be encouraging.
6:09 p.m. "I think we've got a great situation at quarterback." So good that he might introduce the three-quarterback system. So if having two quarterbacks means you really have no quarterback, does three knock you into negative territory?
6:11 p.m. Someone asks Johnson what he thinks about the BCS. Something tells C&F this isn't something to which Johnson has devoted a great deal of thought. But he likes the current system.
6:15 p.m. The futility question arises. "I don't care what happened at Vanderbilt 25 years ago." What about the last several years, though?
6:19 p.m. Johnson is done, ending the coach pressers for the day.