Vanderbilt drops 'interim' from title of football coach Robbie Caldwell

Vanderbilt has made Robbie Caldwell its football coach, officially dropping the 'interim' part from his title.

Vice chancellor David Williams announced the news Monday at a Rotary Club meeting. Williams later said he had conferred with the Board of Trust and is working on a new contract for Caldwell.

Caldwell had been interim coach since July 14 when Bobby Johnson announced his retirement from coaching.

The 56-year-old Caldwell has coached the Vanderbilt offensive line since 2002 and was assistant head coach in recent years under Johnson. He is trying to revive a team that slumped to 2-10 in 2009 after winning the Music City Bowl in 2008.