Commodores still evaluating quarterback

Having gone two games in a row now without scoring a touchdown, Vanderbilt is evaluating a lot of things on offense.

It's not just the play at quarterback that has limited the Commodores, according to coach James Franklin, and that's just one of the positions that's getting a good, hard look this week.

Franklin still isn't saying whether it will be Larry Smith or Jordan Rodgers starting on Saturday against Georgia, but Franklin said this week is no different than any other week in making that decision.

"Every single week, we play the guy who gives us the best opportunity to win," Franklin said. "In any week, if we feel the other guy gives us a chance to win the game, then we make that change. Up to this point, we felt Larry gave us the best chance to win based on what we'd seen in practice and how he'd graded on tape. There have been some bumps along the way, but that's what we're deciding this week, which is no different than any other week."

Smith is ranked 10th in the SEC in pass efficiency. He's completing 58.1 percent of his passes and has thrown three touchdowns and three interceptions.

And while Smith has had his struggles in games, Franklin said performance in practice will always be the way he determines who plays in the games.

"I'm not one of those guys who says there are gamers," Franklin said. "I'm a big believer that you work like crazy and produce in practice, and if you do that enough Sunday through Thursday, then the Saturdays will start taking care of themselves."