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So much for the promised 4-3 look. I guess the loss of Couch and Saulsberry left the Vols too thin on the line to stay with it. Still, it does seem that the 3-3-5 helps them get their best players on the field, and only having three line positions to fill helps somewhat with the lack of depth.
I agree that the pass rush needs to improve. Maybe more of a zone blitz in obvious pass situations would help. The Vols just don't have enough quality players to play "vanilla" on defense or to play long spells at a time before they wear out. Maybe it would be better to try for a "big-play" defense to produce more turnovers, even it leaves them vulnerable to big plays the other way. Heck, they already ARE vulnerable to big plays, so they might as well try to create a few in THEIR favor. A defensive score or two can also help compensate for an offense that often sputters. However, when you get right down to it, there just AREN'T a lot of clearly better options right now.
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