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

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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.