Gavin Driskill commented on the post, Remembering 2007: a public service announcement for Vols fans 1 day ago
That makes sense. I think you could argue that lack of elite talent falls under a broader “process” umbrella, too, since recruiting is a crucial part of what makes a program go. And the complete whiff on a couple of recruiting classes certainly contributed to Fulmer’s downfall.
You could just as easily argue that Butch’s inability to develop…[Read more]
Gavin Driskill commented on the post, Remembering 2007: a public service announcement for Vols fans 1 day, 4 hours ago
One thing I can’t shake from Saturday, and I think it ties back to 2007, is the distinction between process and results.
To those that are upset about Saturday, is it because of the last play and the fact that they lost (results)? Or is it because of the series of miscues in coaching and execution that allowed Tennessee to be in a position that…[Read more]
Gavin Driskill commented on the post, Updated win probabilities for the Vols after Week 3 3 days ago
If things go as the odds suggest the next 2 weeks…we’ll be 6-6 in our last 12 regular season games.
Gavin Driskill commented on the post, Updated win probabilities for the Vols after Week 3 3 days, 3 hours ago
It should be a 4-game winning streak…in the 10-9 loss in 2014, we gave away points with poor play-calling and execution in the red zone and gifted Florida points with a turnover.
That sounds vaguely familiar…
Gavin Driskill commented on the post, The Gameday on Rocky Top Guessing Game: Florida Gators edition 5 days, 22 hours ago
Gavin Driskill commented on the post, Updated win probabilities for the Vols after Week 2 1 week, 2 days ago
I’ve already forgotten what I submitted, but I think I was short of Joel…somewhere around 7.5 or 7.6 wins.
Tennessee, UK, and Mizzou have looked somewhat worse than I expected while Vandy and USCe have looked better than I thought. You combine all of those things and I’m fairly close to where I started despite picking up .3 to .4 expected…[Read more]
With the announcement that Kirkland is out for the season, I guess we’ll learn what our LB rotation looks like for the year :-/
I think we’ll also learn about the general maturity of the team. We all know that there are new faces at important skill positions, but there are also lots of returning players with valuable experience. In a game like…[Read more]
Gavin Driskill commented on the post, Gameday Today: Blaming Dave Clawson never goes out of style 1 month ago
I’m absolutely SHOCKED that there has been a Dave Clawson mention up this long and Will has yet to comment.
I guess the question really is can Dormady running be a FEATURE of the offense or will it be a once or twice a game gimmick?
Because playing with an 80% NFL line in 2013, Worley had 19 carries for 56 yards. I’m just not sure that Dormady having two 5-yard rushes every game really keeps the end from crashing.
I’m curious about whether Scott changes up the mix of formations on offense as part of this calculus.
Operating under the assumption that Dormady wins the starting job, how does a spread-based rushing attack work when you don’t have a running threat at QB? We have some idea of this from 2013 (4.92 YPC) and 2014 (3.63 YPC) with Worley at the…[Read more]
And because I couldn’t quite remember the specifics of how those games unfolded, I had to go back and look.
Tennessee was up 8 with 2.5 to go against Arkansas, but gave up a punt return TD. They stopped the 2-point conversion, but Arkansas got the ball back and kicked the game winning FG.
Against USCe, UT scored late to pull within 1. Johnny…[Read more]
For Tennessee, it had happened once: the very first year of SEC divisional play in 1992. A 5-0 start that included wins over UGA and UF unraveled when Johnny Majors came back and UT lost 3 straight games by a combined 9 points.
Every other time that UT pulled the double (1998, 2001, 2004), they won the East. (Of course, they won the division…[Read more]
I think you’ve hit the nail on the head with the comments re: his predecessor.
There’s always a tendency in coaching hires to find the opposite of the last guy. Dooley was a terrible recruiter, spoke bluntly, and didn’t win anything. Butch is the inverse of all of those things.
There’s nothing wrong with being positive, but that approach is…[Read more]