It’s only day two of SEC Media days but we’ve already heard the dumbest comment from a head coach that you’ll hear all year.

Vanderbilt Commodores head coach Clark Lea made a comment on Tuesday that’s so asinine that I can’t imagine he even believes what he’s saying.

Lea told reporters that “in time, Vanderbilt football will be the best program in the country”.

Here’s the clip, just so you don’t think that quote was taken out of context.

Vanderbilt isn’t going to be the best football program in the country…ever.

The Commodores just don’t have the resources to get there. And they face some of the same academic hurdles as programs like Notre Dame and Duke.

Lea can improve Vandy and get them back to the level where they were under James Franklin (when nine-win seasons were common), but that’s probably the ceiling for Vanderbilt football.

And honestly, I’m not sure Lea is the guy who is going to get Vandy back to that level. I didn’t see anything during Lea’s first season leading the Commodores that indicates Vanderbilt is about to turn the corner.

I applaud Lea for being bold. But sometimes boldness can go too far. And anyone who even casually keeps up with college football knows there’s no way Lea delivers on that statement.

Lea isn’t doing himself any favors by making “best program in the country” comments about Vanderbilt. That soundbite is going to haunt Lea every time the Commodores lose a game in 2022.

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