Derek Dooley on defensive coordinator Sal Sunseri
Tennessee defensive coordinator Sal Sunseri said Troy’s offense will keep the Vols on their toes with multiple looks.
"They’re delivering the ball to all four wide receivers," Sunseri said Wednesday. "They will go to empty (backfield), they will go into a two-back set, they will run the option and they have two different style quarterbacks.”
Tennessee (3-5) plays Troy (4-4) on Saturday at Neyland Stadium (TV: FSN, noon).
Troy is 26th in the nation in total offense (459.6 yards per game).
Sunseri said the Tennessee defense has a familiar focus this week: Cutting down on the breakdowns that lead to big plays.
"We’re giving up too many dang explosives, and when you give up explosives, it costs you," Sunseri said. "We’re going out in practice and making sure that we aren't giving up any explosives in practice, and that’s going to help them on Saturday.
Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him at www.Twitter.com/TennesseeBeat.