KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Butch Jones said “Technique Tuesday” was in order after Saturday’s scrimmage at Neyland Stadium.
“It was tied up and very competitive, and the offense had a third-and-17 and they converted,” Jones said. The defense “jumped an underneath route, so it’s a great teaching point (that on) third-and-17, you have to get depth.
“Those teaching moments are invaluable.”
The offense’s success was mostly limited to the red zone. Jones took no consolation in that, as he explained the need for “four-point plays.” In Jones terms, that is difference between scoring a touchdown and having to settle for a field goal.
Tennessee is seven practices into its spring football session, with another closed scrimmage this Saturday. Volunteers spring work leads up to the annual Orange and White Game on April 22.