Tennessee has more sacks than Alabama and other Talking Points

Trivia Question: Which defense has more sacks on the year, Tennessee or Alabama?

Trivia Answer: Tennessee. The Vols have 7 sacks while the Tide have 6. How’s that for fun facts?

Despite the statistical advantage over Tennessee’s next opponent, the Vols have put an emphasis on technique this week. They’re even giving what the Coach says a shot:

And even though the Vols matched their season high with a two-sack performance, it was clear where the defensive line was coming up short. They weren't giving themselves a chance mere seconds after the ball was snapped.

"We were just standing straight up," Jackson said. "We tried it our way and now we're going to try it (Smith's) way as far as techniques."

 

Listening to the coach: cutting edge practice approach from the Vols this week.

  • It sounds like the main theme of yesterday’s practice was physicality. In short the Vols were hitting, flying around and trying to make plays.
  • NuKeese Richardson, remember him? Well, he’s got himself on the top of the JUCO Recruiting Rankings as a corner. Nick Reveiz is among those wishing him well.
  • John Pennington of MrSEC says that coaching changes are like knee surgery and the Vols are in rehab. This is probably one of the best analogies to our situation that I’ve heard. He also mentions that 'sometimes knee surgery yields unexpected staph infections that set rehab back further' (Lane Kiffin).
  • The KNS has 5 big questions circling Vols Hoops going into the season. Among them are, NCAA smackdowns, Scotty Hopson and Brian Wilson’s development, and Melvin Goins as a potential star.

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