Gameday on Rocky Top Podcast

The Gameday on Rocky Top Podcast: Takeaways from the Georgia Tech game

In this week’s Gameday on Rocky Top Podcast, Will, Brad, and I chat about:

  • What we learned from the Georgia Tech game that might translate into the rest of the season (1:00 mark);
  • Our early objective assessment of Quinten Dormady, Tennessee’s passing game, and the target rates for pass catchers in the absence of Jauan Jennings (14:30);
  • What, if anything, we learned about the defense that translates the rest of the year (27:50);
  • Bob Shoop’s decision not to rotate defensive linemen (31:50);
  • The linebacker situation going forward (33:30);
  • The passivity/timidity of the defensive alignment and the defensive linemen against Georgia Tech (35:30);
  • Getting the two best linebackers on the field (37:40);
  • The impact of the game on our estimated win probabilities the rest of the way (40:00) (Referenced post: How do we feel about the Tennessee Vols the rest of the way?);
  • Next week’s Gameday on Rocky Top Podcast for Florida week and the various flaws of the SEC East teams (48:30);
  • Downfield blocking by Marquez Callaway and the rest of the receivers (51:30); and
  • A better-paced out schedule in 2017, starting with Indiana State this week (52:50).
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Haha Brad, “million dollar arm and a ten cent head” haha so good 🙂 Nice podcast guys! I’m interested in seeing some more analysis of our offense. I think defensive take-aways are hard vs Tech, but our offense really struggled through most of that game, but turned it on later. What was the difference? I mean, obviously, dropped or errant passes hurt. Was that the only difference? I thought we were rushing more, but we rushed 8 times in the first half and 8 times in the second half (plus 5 more in OT). Of those rushes, we had 6/8… Read more »

Will Shelton
Will Shelton

I’m staying on my third down soap box: the first four drives featured 3rd and 8, 3rd and 10, 3rd and 10, 3rd and 12.

The rest of the game: 3rd and 3 (converted), 3rd and 5 (converted), 3rd and 2, 3rd and 4, 3rd and 3 (converted), 3rd and 9 (converted), 3rd and 6, 3rd and 4 (converted). And zero third downs on two overtime possessions.


True, I suppose that is largely the result of better 1st down execution and specifically, where the big plays come from. FIRST HALF: Drive 1: Rush-picked up 7 on first 1st down, then Rush gets stuffed on 1st down, 3rd and long, punt. Drives 2-4: 1st and 2nd down gain nothing, third and long, punt. First down plays on those drives were Drive 2: Rush, Drive 3: Pass, Drive 4: Pass Drive 5: 1st downs picked up 7yds, 22 yards, 5 yards, TD (All four 1st downs on this drive were rushes) Drive 6 (1 minute drill, all passes). 1st… Read more »

Brad Shepard
Brad Shepard

Haha, I calls em like I sees em

Alyas Grey
Alyas Grey

So I’m watching the SEC Network program SEC Inside which followed Florida’s preparation for and game against Michigan. If my instincts are even a little correct that team and program is in deep trouble… the coaches are absolutely obsessed with metaphors and inspiration. It seemed like every meeting they had was focused around using some buzzword or phrase like “be the alpha lion” or “paint the picture you want to see” which has, in my experience always been a hallmark of ineffective leaders. I suppose we have similar nonsense with things like “brick by brick” but I really don’t know… Read more »