Fourth-down gambles pay off three times in 4th quarter

Tennessee coach Butch Jones’ confidence in his sometimes unsteady offense carried the Vols all the way to the end zone in a dramatic fourth quarter on Saturday.

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writer#358485 writes:

Coach Jones is going to take the Vols a long, long way. Watch out SEC, the Vols will be back sooner than you think! With one top 5 recruiting class in the bag, a couple of more and people will be saying Alabama who? Go Vols!

wigmeister writes:

Hopefully this game is the start of something real good. It is going to take time, but love the direction we are going in!

johnlg00 writes:

I was so proud of CBJ and the Vols for going for those 4th-down conversions. When you have a team with a narrow margin for error, and you are trying to instill a winning attitude, you have to have the guts to GO AFTER IT! It not only shows confidence in your team, it also makes them accountable for the outcome, and I am pretty sure from all that he has said so far that those are two attitudes he is trying to inculcate. Now the players understand better that the coach is behind them and believes in them. Even if they had failed, they would have failed while TRYING TO WIN! They didn't flinch when they were challenged, and that memory will stand them in good stead at other points down the road.

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