If the AJC's Tony Barnhart says it's true then it probably is. But after the "resignation" of Urban Meyer earlier this year, you have no choice but to be skeptical when a coach makes a hasty resignation announcement.

Now it appears Vanderbilt's Bobby Johnson is going to leave his post with the Commodores. Why?

The easy explanations include illness, coaching burnout or family reasons. With Johnson, any type of scandal seems unlikely as he truly is one of the good guys in coaching. But let's not speculate yet.

A press conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. EDT. We'll learn more then.

Speculation is also rampant on potential replacements. Who have we heard so far?

Mike Leach, Terry Bowden and Rick Stockstill (haven't heard Jon Gruden yet) are just a few.

But before turning the page on Johnson let's give him his due. Sure that 29-66 record at Vandy isn't pretty, but it shouldn't cloud his achievements.

When he arrived in 2002, the Commodores were the SEC doormat far and away. He also faced (as will the new coach) a tougher task than any other coach in the conference with the tough academic requirements and the league's worst facilities.

What should be remembered is he led Vandy to a 2008 Music City Bowl victory and some big upsets.