Vols Film Study: America’s Blitz

When Bob Shoop came to Tennessee as the defensive coordinator, he came with the promise of a defense that would bring “never-ending pressure.” Unfortunately for Shoop, because of a seemingly never-ending amount of injuries, Vol fans have yet to be able to see his defense at full strength. When you look at who Tennessee lost to…

Vols Film Study: Looking at Dobbs’ Interceptions

Perhaps the biggest factor in the Tennessee Volunteers’ 24-21 loss to the South Carolina Gamecocks was turnovers. Turnovers have plagued the Vols’ season. The team has looked sloppy and undisciplined at times, and against South Carolina, it cost them. The prime culprit was quarterback Joshua Dobbs. The senior threw two interceptions and fumbled the ball…

Catastrophe in Columbia

“Hello darkness my old friend…” It’s been a rough 48 hours in Big Orange Country. Saturday night at 7pm in Columbia seems like ages ago. It was a different simpler time. Full of hope and optimism. Then the game kicked off. Fast forward two days and all hell has broken loose. You knew it was…

Dear Butch Jones

Dear Butch Jones, Please grow a pair. South Carolina is one of the worst teams in the SEC, but you refused to acknowledge their talent compared to your talent. You have some of the best talent in the country and you’re too dumb to utilize the players you’ve recruited. South Carolina couldn’t stop the run…

Pregame: Tennessee vs South Carolina

Butch Jones has owned South Carolina, but Will Muschamp has owned Tennessee. The Vols are a double digit favorite as they travel to South Carolina to play the Gamecocks. Let’s take a look at this weeks match ups.   QUARTERBACKS:  South Carolina, Perry Orth, Brandon McIlwain, and Jake Bentley (combined): 1,429 passing yards, 4 TD’s,…

Memorable Moments: Vol Twitter

“Did he score? Of course he scored. TOUCHDOWN Tennessee!” “It’s good……….NO! It’s no good! It’s no good! He missed it!!” “No siree. No siree. Final score, Tennessee 20…Florida 17” “The kick is up…Did he make it? The crowd tells ya… GOOODAHH!” “The National Championship is clad in BIG ORANGE!” Those are all memorable radio calls…

Mid-Season Grades

If you were to tell Tennessee fans that by week six Cam Sutton, Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Darrin Kirkland Jr, and Jalen Hurd would miss games or have season ending injuries Vol fans would quickly drown themselves in their own tears. That’s not the case as the Vols are 5-1 (2-1 in the SEC) with wins over…

Vols Film Study: Inside a Trick Play

Lost in the craziness of the Volunteers double overtime loss to the Texas A&M Aggies was a well-designed trick play that Tennessee executed perfectly in the first quarter. For the second time in his career, receiver Jauan Jennings had the opportunity to throw a touchdown pass to his quarterback, Joshua Dobbs. After a 33 yard…

Vols Film Study: Breaking Down the End of the Game

What a play. Nearly everyone had written off the Vols after Jacob Eason’s touchdown pass put the Georgia Bulldogs up 31-28 with ten seconds left, but Josh Dobbs and Jauan Jennings wouldn’t be denied. Coach Butch Jones called the Hail Mary with four seconds remaining, and the Vols executed the play perfectly. Dobbs, the senior…