Vols practice, Oct. 3, 2012
Tennessee defensive coordinator Sal Sunseri said the Vols are focused on the fundamentals this week after surrendering 560 yards in a 51-44 loss to Georgia last week.
“You want to get back to make sure you’re tackling properly, you’re chasing the football, you’re playing routes,” Sunseri said Wednesday. “This was a great week for us to get better. We’re going to get better, but we’re not near where we need to be.”
After a week off, the Vols (3-2, 0-2 SEC) play at No. 20 Mississippi State (4-0, 1-0) on Oct. 13 (TV: ESPN2, 9 p.m.)
Sunseri said the Vols must do the “little things that give us a chance to win.”
“The other day we had too many explosive plays, not enough people flying to the football, and that’s what hurt us,” he said.
Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him at www.Twitter.com/TennesseeBeat.