Vols stat rankings update: The Heuper Drive is giving me the vapors.

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Goodness. I am digging this whole Heuper Speed offense and the complementary defense. Plus, a good special teams unit and improvement in penalties and turnovers. It’s all making emotions fun again.

Offense

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High fives: I don’t think I’ve ever had this problem before. There are seven categories in which the Vols’ offense is in the Top 25, and I don’t want to write them all down. Idea: shorter synonyms. Clean, on schedule, running, scoring, total. Woo. Yeah, that’ll do it.

Attaboys (improving): Um, completion percentage?

Fix this next: The offense is still allowing an embarrassing amount of sacks. I’m flummoxed as to how the offense is so good despite wasting so many plays due to sacks.

Defense

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High fives: The Vols are third in the nation in TFLs. They’re also very good at intercepting passes and converting turnovers into touchdowns.

Attaboys (improving): Total defense (yards), sacks, and red zone defense.

Fix this next: Still more work to do on each of the attaboys, plus we’ve slipped a bit on first (and third) downs.

Special Teams

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High fives: Protecting our kickers, blocking punts, punt return defense.

Attaboys (improving): Kickoff returns, punt returns, kickoff return defense.

Fix this next: Net punting.

Turnovers and Penalties

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Penalties. Okay, so the number of penalties is improving, but the ones we do have are of larger denominations. Still, good progress this week and last. We dug a big hole early in the season.

Turnovers. Everything got better again this week, although we still have much ground to make up on fumbles lost.

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Harley
Harley
13 days ago

Great progress, but many improvement opportunities… penalties can be a “double-edged” sword… reduce them, but don’t lose the aggressive play! Go Vols!

rdnelson38
rdnelson38
12 days ago

Maybe the good “Passes Had Intercepted” and the bad “Sacks Allowed” go together. Holding the ball a little longer reduces interceptions but allows more sacks. I prefer it that way. Interceptions hurt more than sacks.

Matt
Matt
10 days ago

Is “The Heuper Drive” copyrighted yet? We might need “Ludicrous Speed” for Ole Miss vs Dark Helmet.

Last edited 10 days ago by Matt