Last season, Vanderbilt started an FBS-high four quarterbacks, and the topic lingered all season. But tight end Steven Scheu said he doesn’t dread the quarterback questions now returning from last season.“I don’t really cringe,” Scheu said. “It just comes down to whoever puts us in the best position. … Competition is a great thing for everybody on the team, and it obviously brings out the best in every position.”First-year offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig chose McCrary as the starting quarterback in preseason camp. On Tuesday Mason said he took charge of re-examining the position.“I have looked at it, and I want to explore every opportunity and every option at every position,” Mason said. “This isn’t a democracy. This is me looking at what our football team needs to do and assessing what gives us a chance to be successful.”McCrary has completed 56.9 percent of his passes for 1,428 yards, six touchdowns and 10 interceptions this season. Freebeck, who started four games last year, is 2-of-6 passing with one interception against Austin Peay this season. Shurmur has not played.“Whoever gets the job done is who we are going with,” running back Darrius Sims said. “All three guys are great candidates.”Reach Adam Sparks at 615-259-8010 and on Twitter @AdamSparks.Vandy vs. South Carolina: 5 observations NEXT GAME VANDERBILT (2-4, 0-3 SEC) vs. MISSOURI (4-3, 1-3) When: 3 p.m. Saturday TV/radio: SEC Network/1510-AM, 95.9 FM Vanderbilt’s depth chart says Johnny McCrary is the starting quarterback against Missouri on Saturday, but coach Derek Mason is not ready to confirm that.When asked multiple questions about his starting quarterback at Tuesday’s press conference, Mason repeatedly answered, “We are exploring every option.” And he confirmed that meant options in personnel, including quarterback, and not play-calling or different schemes.Will Johnny McCrary be Vanderbilt’s starting quarterback when the Commodores face Missouri on Saturday? Head coach Derek Mason isn’t ready to confirm that.McCrary has started the past 11 games, including the final five games last season and all six contests this season. He is listed as the starter on the depth chart, which was released by Vanderbilt on Tuesday morning. Sophomore Wade Freebeck is the No. 2. And a new addition to the depth chart, true freshman Kyle Shurmur, is the third quarterback listed for Saturday’s game.But when asked if McCrary would be the starting quarterback, Mason answered “exploring every option.” When asked if Shurmur would be one of the options, the coach repeated “exploring every option.”Darrius Sims’ gem lost in Vanderbilt’s latest debacleMcCrary has committed seven turnovers in the past two games. In last week’s 19-10 loss at South Carolina, he tossed three interceptions and lost a fumble after the Commodores lost the lead in the second half.It may have been the last straw for Mason, whose defense is among the best in the SEC and ranks seventh nationally in red zone defense. He said, “We understand what our strengths are, but you can’t win it on one side of the ball.”Mason said he believes turnovers are the primary reason Vanderbilt has a 2-4 record rather than a 4-2 mark. The Commodores are last in the SEC in turnover margin and rank 123rd among 127 FBS teams. Only three FBS teams have thrown more interceptions than Vanderbilt’s 11.“You can’t keep doing the same thing and expect different results,” Mason said. “So we are going to make the changes necessary to move forward.”SPANNING THE SEC: Check in for the latest news, notes, scores and more for one of college football’s best conferences!