Vols, seniors go out with a win

Kentucky tight end Jordan Aumiller (86) can't catch a pass in the end zone against Tennessee defensive back Justin Coleman (27) during the second half at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Lexington, Ky.  Tennessee won 27-14.  (KEVIN MARTIN/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Kentucky tight end Jordan Aumiller (86) can't catch a pass in the end zone against Tennessee defensive back Justin Coleman (27) during the second half at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, in Lexington, Ky. Tennessee won 27-14. (KEVIN MARTIN/NEWS SENTINEL)

“This means a lot,” a buoyant Ju’Wuan James said after the Vols’ 27-14 win over Kentucky at Commonwealth Stadium. “It’s going to be our last memory. I wouldn’t have it any different. And, it’s big for the future, too.

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Comments » 6

writer#358485 writes:

The bowl games will come and in a few years, so will the championships. Can't wait for next season! Go Vols!

psychovol2 writes:

I want to take this opportunity to thank the seniors who purported themselves well considering surviving a plethora of coaches in their careers. They responded well to Coach Jones and finished their eligibility with class. They didn't quit...

trek writes:

in response to psychovol2:

I want to take this opportunity to thank the seniors who purported themselves well considering surviving a plethora of coaches in their careers. They responded well to Coach Jones and finished their eligibility with class. They didn't quit...

Well said. Thank you, seniors!

facultyman writes:

They may have won this game against a weak foe, but their tackling mechanics remain a major problem for Jones. Continued arm wrestling, hitting & bumping, and ball stripping are not going to work in this league. we need more hard hitting and wrap-up tackling. Even the national broadcasters have noted this problem over the year. Jones needs to shake up his defensive staff. New player talent won't solve this issue.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to psychovol2:

I want to take this opportunity to thank the seniors who purported themselves well considering surviving a plethora of coaches in their careers. They responded well to Coach Jones and finished their eligibility with class. They didn't quit...

It's "comported", but I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment. I hope these guys will always feel welcome when they return to Big Orange Country, which I hope they will do often.

johnlg00 writes:

in response to facultyman:

They may have won this game against a weak foe, but their tackling mechanics remain a major problem for Jones. Continued arm wrestling, hitting & bumping, and ball stripping are not going to work in this league. we need more hard hitting and wrap-up tackling. Even the national broadcasters have noted this problem over the year. Jones needs to shake up his defensive staff. New player talent won't solve this issue.

That has always been a pet peeve of mine as well, but, IMHO, it IS a talent issue, at least in part. A player has to have the speed and game smarts to get to a favorable position to make a good center-of-mass, wrap-up form tackle. No doubt the desire to make a SportCenter-worthy "kill shot" is partly to blame as well, but a large part of the lunging and reaching is because the player wasn't in good position to use the classic form.

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