Auburn runs all over Vols, 55-23

No. 7 Tigers rack up 444 yards rushing against Vols

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Auburn running back Tre Mason breaks through the Tennessee defense during Saturday’s game at Neyland Stadium.

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ADAM LAU/NEWS SENTINEL Auburn running back Tre Mason breaks through the Tennessee defense during Saturday’s game at Neyland Stadium.

One way to look at Auburn’s 55-23 rout of Tennessee on homecoming Saturday is as a face-to-face comparison of first-year rebuilding projects.

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Comments » 5

BlueManToo writes:

Haven't been on the site for some time. Checked a few days ago and noticed that almost no one posts comments vs the 100's of comments from days past. What's going on? NS charging per comment?

rockypop writes:

in response to BlueManToo:

Haven't been on the site for some time. Checked a few days ago and noticed that almost no one posts comments vs the 100's of comments from days past. What's going on? NS charging per comment?

To answer your question - the site is no longer free. It's that simple.

Now, to a comment on the perplexing state of UT football. CBJ said at the beginning of the season that this group of players bought into his system and ways of doing things faster than any other group he's coached. Now, it seems that maybe they should have waited.

While it's fair to say that UT doesn't have the depth of talent and experience that permeates the top rung of SEC teams, they still have a bunch of top tier players that will play on Sunday. One has to wonder why the disparity between UT and its peers is so great, and I'm almost ready to say it's the coaching.

The team is not tackling, blocking or playing defense with any consistency whatsoever. Lack of speed is an issue, but common' - with the tackles they're missing, they could have all the speed in the world and still not be successful.

The season is almost over, and this bunch still looks lost. A win over SC and near-miss against GA is astounding, and the win against SC was all because of an incredible catch by MNorth.

Frankly, the coaches should have been able to do more with what they had this year. Let's hope the committed recruits still believe in what they committed to and sign up. And, then, let's hope the coaches live up to CBJ promise of giving Tennessee the "best coaching staff" in the country.

Dickattrade writes:

in response to rockypop:

To answer your question - the site is no longer free. It's that simple.

Now, to a comment on the perplexing state of UT football. CBJ said at the beginning of the season that this group of players bought into his system and ways of doing things faster than any other group he's coached. Now, it seems that maybe they should have waited.

While it's fair to say that UT doesn't have the depth of talent and experience that permeates the top rung of SEC teams, they still have a bunch of top tier players that will play on Sunday. One has to wonder why the disparity between UT and its peers is so great, and I'm almost ready to say it's the coaching.

The team is not tackling, blocking or playing defense with any consistency whatsoever. Lack of speed is an issue, but common' - with the tackles they're missing, they could have all the speed in the world and still not be successful.

The season is almost over, and this bunch still looks lost. A win over SC and near-miss against GA is astounding, and the win against SC was all because of an incredible catch by MNorth.

Frankly, the coaches should have been able to do more with what they had this year. Let's hope the committed recruits still believe in what they committed to and sign up. And, then, let's hope the coaches live up to CBJ promise of giving Tennessee the "best coaching staff" in the country.

I really hate to say this;but I kind of agree with some of your comments.
I support Coach Jones but I think we should be playing better.

JSmith525 writes:

Well the Coach and the assistances cannot do the tackling for the team. I saw many opportunities for a tackle for loss yesterday that were just bad misses. The offense played well except for the stupid "dead Ball" penalties.

The defensive special teams were nothing special. When you give up 185 yards on 5 kick returns and 127 yards on 2 punt returns you are putting your defense in a bad situation.

Add to that giving up 214 rushing yards to a
QB and the game becomes hopeless for a win.

They say football is a game of inches, well yesterday it was a game of yards and our special teams and defense gave up way to may of those yards.

I am not jumping ship on Coach Jones and Company. It has been evident over the last 3 blowout losses that the team does not have the speed to play with the big boys of the SEC. But I do believe that Coach and Company need to get back to basics with the teaching of tackling and the importance of stupid penalties. When James intercepted that pass for a pick 6 and spiked the ball for a 15 yarder that was a killer on the kickoff.

Very disappointed in their play over the last 3 games. Hopefully some of the recruits coming in will play faster and smarter.

I would love for my old ares to still be alive to see them get back to where UT football should be.

ThirdCreek writes:

The other issue is that KNS twice cleared out all of the comments associated with this article. None of them had anything controversial about them. Not sure what the logic is behind that move but it does discourage people from posting comments in the future.

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