Finding extra yards and seizing every opportunity will be key for Butch Jones and the Vols in Year One, and that includes stronger play in the third phase.
New Tennessee head coach Butch Jones inherits a team that will be strong in the trenches and who-the-hell-knows just about everywhere else.
Did you know that having "an albatross around your neck" was the original punishment for the guy who killed the big flying bird? Why am I telling you this? No reason.
Just how different would this season be right now if this year's Tennessee team had last year's defense? We look a bit differently at the statistical rankings this week to find out.
A defense circling the bowl for weeks now has succumbed to the pipes. Here's this week's statistical rankings after the Alabama game, with a bonus digression into a discussion of synchronization.
The Vols are actually improving in several national statistical rankings, but most of them are being compromised by a defense worsening almost across the board.
Surprise! The game against #5 Georgia didn't do much damage to the Vols' national statistical rankings. In fact, the run game actually continued to improve.
This was a tough week for "Earned a Start" but there were plenty of players worthy of a not-so-savory distinction this week in a 47-26 win over Akron. Also, a couple players shined in UT's...
Four games into the season, Tennessee's passing offense still ranks well, but the run game and the defensive rankings still have a long way to go, and October's not likely to help.