Reports: Vanderbilt's Bobby Johnson resigns

Bobby Johnson (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty)

Bobby Johnson resigned this morning according to a report on 104.5 The Zone. Johnson became head coach at Vanderbilt in 2002 and served for eight years leading the Commodores to their first bowl win since 1955. UPDATE: Vanderbilt has scheduled a press conference for 1 p.m. CT.

It is not known yet why Johnson suddenly resigned but some speculation includes health concerns.

A top assistant will probably be named an interim successor later today. The list of candidates include veteran assistants Robbie Caldwell, Jimmy Kiser, Bruce Fowler and Ted Cain.

Johnson, 59, finishes his career at Vandy with a 29-66 record. That record may seem very poor but there was 4-year period from 2005-2008 in which Vanderbilt had more success than any other time in the modern period. In addition to the Music City Bowl victory over Boston College the Commodores defeated Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, and South Carolina on the road.

More on the Vanderbilt coaching situation:

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