In 2013, Tennessee’s tight ends had a total of 15 catches for 98 yards. In 2014, true freshman tight end Ethan Wolf already has 13 catches for 115 yards in his first three games and is emerging as one of the Vols top weapons. Continue reading “Ethan Wolf: Emerging Star”
Late in their game versus the Georgia Bulldogs, Tennessee needed a 2 point conversion to get within a field goal of Georgia. The score was 28-23 Bulldogs, and Butch Jones called a misdirection play to catch Georgia off guard and get 2 points.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders lost to the Oklahoma State Cowboys 45-35 on Thursday night. Halfway through the third quarter, down 28-14, Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury used some misdirection to catch the Cowboys off guard and get the ball in the end zone. The Red Raiders faked a jet sweep and then threw a swing screen to the opposite side. Oklahoma State’s defenders overreacted to the jet sweep action and running back Justin Stockton was able to score from 17 yards out. Continue reading “Red Raiders Dial Up Swing Screen”
Before the Eagles offense could even step on the field versus the Redskins, the special teams was able to get the ball in the end zone. Running back Chris Polk was back to receive a kickoff for the first time this season, and he took his first return 102 yards for a score. Continue reading “Anatomy of a Play: Polk’s Kick Return Score”
In 2013, Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles took the NFL by storm. Philadelphia’s offense set multiple records and had a great deal of success. Part of the Eagles success was due to the multitude of packaged plays that Kelly liked to run. So far in 2014, Kelly has introduced 3 brand new packaged concepts that should make this offense more dangerous. Continue reading “Kelly Adds More Packaged Plays”
One of the most critical plays in the Tennessee-Oklahoma game came early in the first quarter when Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley was sacked and lost a fumble. At the time, Oklahoma was only ahead 3-0 and the Vols were driving. This turnover swung the momentum in the Sooners direction and it was a long time before Tennessee got it back. Continue reading “What Happened on Worley’s Fumble?”
Jalen Hurd has probably the biggest play of his college career so far in the third quarter of the Oklahoma game when he broke a 43 yard run. The play called by offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian did a really good job of taking advantage of the defenses overreaction to bubble motion and hit them with a counter away from the motion. Continue reading “Hurd Gains Big Yards on Counter”
Tennessee unveiled another new packaged play last weekend in the game at Oklahoma. This play is a really nice concept that puts the linebackers in a lot of conflict. Continue reading “Split Slant: Vols Unveil New Packaged Concept vs Sooners”
The Vols scored their first touchdown of the Utah State game on inverted veer, and they went back to a similar play to get their first points in the Arkansas State game. Continue reading “Vols Use Inverted Veer to Score Again”
Something that Tennessee does a lot is run inside zone with the slot receiver on the backside running a bubble screen. When you run this play as much as the Vols do, you must have constraint plays to prevent the defense from being overaggressive on your base plays. Against Arkansas State, Tennessee unveiled one of their counters to the bubble screen. While the pass was ultimately incomplete, it was a well drawn up play and worth a second look.