Vols Film Study: Joshua Dobbs and the Zone Read

dobbsFrom earlier this week, an article on Joshua Dobbs and the read aspect of the Outside Zone.

This play is a great example of Mike DeBord using formations and personnel to create favorable matchups, putting his players in a great position to succeed. The two tight end set gave the Vols a lead blocker in both directions. Wolf especially deserves credit for his blocking on the edge, leading the way for Dobbs.

The formation dictated that the Tigers would only have one defender in a position to defend Dobbs once the end crashed. This is a very favorable matchup for the Vols’ quarterback. Dobbs took advantage of the opportunities and set a career high for rushing yards in his final game in Neyland Stadium.

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Vols Film Study: Alvin Kamara and the Outside Zone

kamaraFrom last week: a look at Alvin Kamara’s success on the Outside Zone play versus Kentucky over at FOX Sports Knoxville.

Both of Kamara’s touchdowns came on this play, and most of his yards did as well. Kamara totaled 112 yards on the Outside Zone play alone, on only 6 attempts. The line did a great job with their blocking, and Kamara was outstanding at reading his blocks and finding open space. And once Kamara is in the open field, not many defenders are going to be able to take him down. He is a very special player and has a bright future ahead of him.

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The Best Backfield in America

Tennessee’s offense was very good in 2015. The Vols were third in the SEC with an average of 35.2 points per game, while their 223.69 rushing yards per game was second only to LSU. The total rushing yards (2,908) were the second best total in school history, coming in right behind the 1951 National Champion squad. Tennessee’s 457 total points on the season also is the second-best mark in school history, barely finishing behind the 471 points scored by the Vols in 1993. Continue reading “The Best Backfield in America”