From a scheme standpoint, Tennessee’s offense is almost the same in 2015 with new offensive coordinator Mike DeBord as it was in 2014 under Mike Bajakian. Tennessee was especially vanilla with playcalling in their 59-30 win over Bowling Green, just using their base run concepts and few downfield passes. One change to the playbook stood out however. The Vols now have a new run play: the pin and pull sweep. This is not a new play for most college football fans, especially those familiar with the Chip Kelly/Mark Helfrich Oregon Ducks/Philadelphia Eagles offense, but it was a look Tennessee had never shown before. Continue reading “Vols Add New Pin and Pull Sweep”
Tennessee’s first touchdown in their 50-16 win over the Kentucky Wildcats came on a new play for the Vols. Offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian dialed up an unconventional form of the triple option to get the ball in the hands of slot receiver Von Pearson, and the play resulted in a Vols score. Continue reading “Pearson Scores on Triple Option”
One of the biggest differences in the Tennessee Volunteer offense from 2013 to 2014 is the use of the tight end position in the passing game. In 2013, the Vols tight ends combined for 15 catches and 98 yards. In 2014, the Vols tight ends have combined for 32 catches and 337 yards through 10 games.
As a group, Tennessee’s tight ends probably had their best game of the season against Kentucky. Ethan Wolf, Daniel Helm, and Alex Ellis all made plays in the passing game, and also added some key blocks, in the Vols 50-16 win. Continue reading “Vols Tight Ends Excel vs. Kentucky”
In their 45-10 win over the Chattanooga Mocs, the Tennessee Volunteers had a lot of success running option plays. Four of the Vols six touchdowns came on option plays, so let’s look at why these plays worked so well. Continue reading “Vols Use Option Game to Attack Chattanooga”
Ole Miss defeated Alabama 23-14 last Saturday in a big upset. Let’s take a look at how the Rebels attacked the talented Crimson Tide defense. Continue reading “Film Breakdown: Ole Miss Offense vs Alabama”
On Saturday, the Ole Miss Rebels pulled off a huge upset, knocking off the Alabama Crimson Tide 23-17. While there were many exciting plays in this game, few were more important than the three Ole Miss touchdowns. Continue reading “How Did Ole Miss Score on Alabama?”
This is part two of a multiple part series that will detail the offense Butch Jones is running at Tennessee. You can read part one here. Part one detailed the Vols zone running game and part two will look at how Jones likes to use packaged plays to attack overaggressive defenses.
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”