Editor's Note: Edward Aschoff covers the SEC for ESPN.com
ESPN.com is counting down the days until college football by taking a look at 25 of the most interesting people in the sport. ESPN.com writer Edward Aschoff profiled new Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason and his 22-year career as an assistant coach of high school, college and NFL teams. After a long climb through the coaching ranks, Mason is ready to accept the challenge as a first-time head coach at Vanderbilt, where he proudly pushes a championship mindset.
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