Top 35 Plays of 2015: #21 – Von Pearson’s Double Move

The number 21 play in our countdown to determine the best plays of Tennessee’s 2015 season is Josh Dobbs first touchdown pass to Von Pearson versus Vanderbilt. Continue reading “Top 35 Plays of 2015: #21 – Von Pearson’s Double Move”

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Anatomy of a Beatdown – How the Volunteers Destroyed the Wildcats – Part 3

This is part three (you can read part one here and part two here) in a series of posts that aims to examine some of the tactics and adjustments Tennessee offensive coordinator Mike DeBord made in his game plan for the Northwestern Wildcats in the Outback Bowl. The Vols offense was very successful and the Vols won big, 45-6. Continue reading “Anatomy of a Beatdown – How the Volunteers Destroyed the Wildcats – Part 3”

Anatomy of a Beatdown – How the Volunteers Destroyed the Wildcats – Part 2

This is part two (read part one here) in a series of posts that aims to examine some of the tactics and adjustments Tennessee offensive coordinator Mike DeBord made in his gameplan for the Northwestern Wildcats in the Outback Bowl. The Vols offense was very successful and the Vols won big, 45-6. While we looked at the counter play in the previous post, this post will examine Northwestern’s primary form of pass coverage and how the Vols attacked it. Continue reading “Anatomy of a Beatdown – How the Volunteers Destroyed the Wildcats – Part 2”

How Did Mike DeBord Set Up His Second Touchdown?

Tennessee barely squeaked out a 27-24 win over South Carolina this past weekend. They didn’t play their best game, but made plays when it mattered most. Something that jumped out to me from the game was a connection between the Vols’ first and second touchdowns. Offensive coordinator Mike DeBord did a brilliant job of setting up the second touchdown with the first one, so I want to take a look at both plays, and why the second one worked so well. Continue reading “How Did Mike DeBord Set Up His Second Touchdown?”

How Did the Vols Attack the Gamecocks Defense?

In their 45-42 overtime win over South Carolina, the Tennessee Volunteers had their most effective game of the season on offense. Starting for the first time this season, quarterback Josh Dobbs set Tennessee records and was named as the Player of the Week by multiple publications for his performance. Dobbs rushed for 166 yards and 3 scores, while throwing for 2 more touchdowns and 301 yards. Freshman running back Jalen Hurd rushed for a season-high 125 yards, while also leading the team with 7 receptions. Continue reading “How Did the Vols Attack the Gamecocks Defense?”

How Did Bajakian Scheme Receivers Open vs. Bama?

The Tennessee Volunteers saw a lot of success on the ground versus Alabama. When quarterback Josh Dobbs was inserted into the game, the scheme completely changed and the Vols had their best game of the season rushing the ball. There were some new running plays, and the offense was more effective as a whole. This was also evident in the passing game as offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian called some creative plays that we had not seen before (or rarely seen) to get receivers wide open for Dobbs. Continue reading “How Did Bajakian Scheme Receivers Open vs. Bama?”

All-22: How did Kelly Gameplan for New York?

In their 27-0 win over the New York Giants, the Philadelphia Eagles had success by showing some new looks on offense. Head coach Chip Kelly always does a very good job at making small adjustments to his offense to attack each specific defensive scheme. This game was no different, as Kelly pulled out a brand new run play, brand new formation, and a rarely used pass play to attack the Giants. Continue reading “All-22: How did Kelly Gameplan for New York?”

Red Wolves Score Easy Touchdowns on Y Trail

On Saturday, the Arkansas State Red Wolves dominated  the Georgia State Panthers in a 52-10 win. The Red Wolves’ tight ends combined for three receiving touchdowns in the game. Two of those three scores came on a well designed goal line pass play drawn up by head coach Blake Anderson and the Red Wolves coaching staff. Continue reading “Red Wolves Score Easy Touchdowns on Y Trail”