Ethan Wolf: Emerging Star

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”

Vols Use Misdirection to Score Two

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.

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Red Raiders Dial Up Swing Screen

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”

Kelly Adds More Packaged Plays

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”

What Happened on Worley’s Fumble?

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?”

Vols Almost Score on Fake Bubble

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.

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