The number 30 play in our countdown to determine the best plays of Tennessee’s 2015 season is Josh Dobbs’ touchdown run on the Speed Option against Missouri. Continue reading “Top 35 Plays of 2015: #30 - The Speed Option”
The number 31 play in our countdown to determine the best plays of Tennessee’s 2015 season is Josh Dobbs career long 62 yard run against Florida. Continue reading “Top 35 Plays of 2015: #31 - Josh Dobbs and the Sweep”
Coming in at number 34 in our countdown of the best plays in Tennessee’s 2015 season is Josh Dobbs’ touchdown pass to Preston Williams. Continue reading “Top 35 Plays of 2015: #34 - Williams’ Big Play”
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”
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”
What a game. The Tennessee Volunteers absolutely destroyed the Northwestern Wildcats 45-6 to close out a memorable season on a high note. After starting 2-3, the team was in despair. Butch Jones and the Vols managed to turn it around however, and Tennessee finished the season on a six game winning streak with a top 25 ranking. The cherry on top came on New Year’s Day, when the Vols blew out a very good Northwestern team in the Outback Bowl.
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?”
Two weekends ago, the Tennessee Volunteers unveiled a new dual sweep play. This was a play that was recently added to the playbook by head coach Butch Jones and offensive coordinator Mike DeBord. The Vols only ran the play twice versus Alabama, both first down runs, but brought the play back multiple times this past weekend versus the Kentucky Wildcats. Kentucky had no answer to the Vols scheme, as Tennessee went for over 20 yards on this play multiple times, including a 28 yard touchdown run by quarterback Josh Dobbs. So what is this dual sweep play and why is it so effective? Continue reading “The Vols New Dual Sweep Play”
What a game. The Tennessee Volunteers pulled of a upset on Saturday, giving head coach Butch Jones a signature win over the Georgia Bulldogs, 38-31. Jones and the Vols battled back from down 24-3, ending the game by outscoring the Bulldogs 35-7 down the stretch. There are many aspects of this game worth a review, and there will be more articles later this week, but one thing that jumped out at me was how Mike DeBord made adjustments to his red zone gameplan that completely stymied the Bulldogs and helped Tennessee score 4 key touchdowns. Continue reading “How the Vols Scored in the Red Zone”
Perhaps the most used play in the Tennessee Volunteers offense is the inside zone. The Vols are a run first offense, and inside zone is a perfect physical, downhill running play that fits what the Vols are trying to do. Defenses have many ways to attack inside zone, and one way that they do that is to read the offensive line’s blocks and flow aggressively to the playside. When a defense is aggressive in flowing to the playside, something Butch Jones likes to go to is a concept called Iso Weak.