The kickoff coverage unit was gashed for a long touchdown.
A punt returner used his legs as wickets for a live ball.
For the second time in as many games.
Tennessee missed more tackles, whiffed on key blocks and allowed a punt to be blocked for a safety on top of that. The Vols (3-3, 1-2 SEC) head into their bye week feeling pretty good about their offense and defense after blowing out Georgia 45-19 on Saturday, but the third phase continues to be a major concern.
And at this point, first-year UT coach Lane Kiffin appears to be open to suggestions on how to fix it.
"It's a good question," Kiffin said. "I'll take any answers because I don't know what more you could do on kickoff coverage than we did this week. I don't have the answer there.
"Unfortunately, we get momentum and there they go, 100-yard return again. We'll have to look at the film and figure something out. Eric Berry is on that team, Dennis Rogan is on that team, Nu'Keese Richardson is on that team, we put everybody that we could on that team to try to make a play. We're going to have to try to figure it out."
UT spent plenty of time trying to do that last week as well, but the extra emphasis didn't do much to help the 117th-ranked kickoff coverage unit in the nation.
The Vols adjusted by kicking shorter and along the sidelines to Brandon Boykin after his breezy run put the Bulldogs on the scoreboard early, but even then the sophomore looked like a threat to score every time he touched the ball.
"I feel like anybody can do it when you have holes as big as that," Boykin said. "It's just a matter of running the ball."
The Vols are clearly looking for a way to plug those holes, but they have more issues than that to worry about.
They've also been inconsistent kicking the ball and have given up blocks in each of the last two games. They have struggled to find a game-breaker to take over kickoff return duty, and everybody Kiffin sent out to field punts seemingly treated the football like it was a live grenade.
Even the best play the Vols made was overshadowed by a call Kiffin admitted was blown when Berry stepped into the end zone before downing a punt at the 1-yard line in the first quarter.
"The story of the first half was, I believe it was 21-12 because they got the safety right there, but my message to the team was, if we play special teams it's 21-3," Kiffin said. "We'd only given them a long field goal and the other nine points had come from special teams.
"Obviously the safety on the blocked punt, we got beat inside on that and they weren't even full-rushing. That was very disappointing."
Kiffin didn't have much else to complain about though, and a suddenly powerful offense and totally dominant defense more than made up for some shoddy special teams play.
But that won't always be the case as UT enters the second half of the season, particularly when they open it in 12 days at No. 2 Alabama.
"It was very critical for us to come out in the third quarter and control special teams," Kiffin said. "At that point we controlled it at least, it was at least functional after the beginning of it. I think we saw what could happen as long as we stayed in somewhat (decent) field position, we'd be able to play really good defense and move the ball.
"To win a game 45-19 and play pathetic on special teams says a ton about your defense."
It was a tribute to the offense as well. But Kiffin is still searching for a complete effort, and now maybe looking for some help to find it.