Bizarre stat

Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by IP, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    The last two years, Tennessee is 4-0 in games in which they trail by 14 or more points. As of the start of today, the rest of FBS is 73-698. It makes no sense... UNLESS you view it through the lense of coaching decisions. We have to play looser in close games.
     
  2. 10SEvols

    10SEvols Member

    I'm still amazed and in shock that we Won that game. Lucky us for another week. GO VOLS!!!
     
  3. A-Smith

    A-Smith Chieftain

    Nope. One word: resiliency.
     
  4. bigpapavol

    bigpapavol Super Moderator

    Behind is the only way our idiot OC doesn't shackle us. It's also at the point we're past the scripts and charts.

    Look how shoddy it is when we got early leads. We actually tightened the clamps to unrecoverable.
     
  5. A-Smith

    A-Smith Chieftain

    It's where we let Dobbs off of his short leash to throw the ball down the field and use his legs.
     
  6. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    Which is what this stat demonstrates, imo. Coaching is holding them back. Only when the panic button is hit and the "plan" goes out the window do they truly play to their potential, and thus win against most folks. Otherwise, it's close 50/50 losses like OU, FL, Arky, and Bama last year. Not saying we should win them all, just that we can't win them the way they coach them. Today is a great example, given we should have lost when we had a chance to put it away on offense.
     
  7. 10SEvols

    10SEvols Member

    This year we got lucky today.
     
  8. utvol0427

    utvol0427 Chieftain

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  9. YankeeVol

    YankeeVol Member

    That's crazy
     
  10. warhammer

    warhammer Chieftain

    fyp
     
  11. A-Smith

    A-Smith Chieftain

    yeah. that was a missed opportunity by me.
     
  12. YankeeVol

    YankeeVol Member

    CBJ sold his soul to the devil
     
  13. Beechervol

    Beechervol Super Moderator

    I didn't realize he played the guitar. Thought he was a flutey flute player.
     
  14. RevBubbaFlavel

    RevBubbaFlavel Contributor

    could not agree more
     
  15. GoVols2003

    GoVols2003 Contributor

    Heard Butch say on the radio that they would be working on eliminating the slow start but it was a head scratcher to date on the problem...lol
     
  16. warhammer

    warhammer Chieftain


    It was still a win. Don't apologize for it.
     
  17. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Mod in Glass House

    That or God finally took the orange 16 jersey out of the closet.
     
  18. warhammer

    warhammer Chieftain

    Given this year's record so far, I'd say it's a 27 jersey.

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  19. IP

    IP Grusader Knight Errant of the 8th Order

    We've lost a game or 4 in that span of time too. Bama, UF, OU, Arky-- we never trailed by 14 points. And if a higher power has a rooting interest, who else would it be but Bama? You're going down a dark path of thought. Turn back.
     
  20. A-Smith

    A-Smith Chieftain

    Plus, I'm young and still have a lot of growing up to do.
     

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