Takeaways a sign Vols turning over a new leaf on defense headed into Oregon game

Defense gets boost headed into Oregon

Tennessee linebacker Max Arnold (46) scoops up a fumble against Western Kentucky wide receiver Nicholas Norris (15) during the first half against Western Kentucky at Neyland Stadium, Saturday, Sep. 7, 2013 in Knoxville, Tenn.  (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

Photo by Michael Patrick

Tennessee linebacker Max Arnold (46) scoops up a fumble against Western Kentucky wide receiver Nicholas Norris (15) during the first half against Western Kentucky at Neyland Stadium, Saturday, Sep. 7, 2013 in Knoxville, Tenn. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

Perhaps Saturday’s turnover-fest was a fluke occurrence unlikely to ever happen again.

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Comments » 9

wilk58 writes:

Come on KNS that is Max Arnold not Fugate who is no longer on team.

Snapshot writes:

I think M. Arnold must have just started wearing that #46. I was confused watching that play when I looked at the lineup to see who it was, and no 46 was listed. Arnold was listed as #30. Anyway we know his number now, good play on his part.

Orange_Power_T writes:

If we can stop the run, we have a chance with Oregon. For whatever reason, we still have plays that break open into the secondary from the middle. My guess is our LB's are overstretched into pass coverage. Unfortunately, our defense will have to carry the load on this game. They did very well against WKU and they seemed to understand Petrino's emphasis on the passing attack- which will help with Oregon. Worley needs to settle down and take what defenses will give him. Bray was a bad influence on him and he still looks downfield too often getting caught looking the receiver down. The short outs can be his best friend. If the Vols can keep this game close, consider it a victory.

wigmeister writes:

Notice improvement. Agree Worley is not using all his receivers. Oregon will not make the mistakes we have seen from opponents the last two games. We need to take care of the ball. Oregon is good on both sides of the ball. As I said in an earlier post, as long as we can put our best forward for the whole game, no lapses, that wil be our positive. Compete well.

poppatock writes:

Off topic - is the pregame entertainment a little loud and obnoxious at times?

slb1zellwood#1421797 writes:

in response to poppatock:

Off topic - is the pregame entertainment a little loud and obnoxious at times?

It may be but I can't hear it down here in Florida.
Suggestion Bring your ear plugs to the next game and join in the good times.

goobervol writes:

in response to wigmeister:

Notice improvement. Agree Worley is not using all his receivers. Oregon will not make the mistakes we have seen from opponents the last two games. We need to take care of the ball. Oregon is good on both sides of the ball. As I said in an earlier post, as long as we can put our best forward for the whole game, no lapses, that wil be our positive. Compete well.

Good post! Our players are displaying discipline, team effort, and the attitude of expecting to win rather than to lose. I do have some reservations about JW leading our potent o line. His defensive comments after Saturday's win raised a red flag for me. His 2 game SEC stats raised a second red flag considering the strength of our 2 opponents. We must have an SEC qb who is willing to be taught and who is willing to take ownership and responsibility of the ol! GO VOLS!

ewoodbery (staff) writes:

in response to wilk58:

Come on KNS that is Max Arnold not Fugate who is no longer on team.

Thanks for catching that. I'm in the process of getting it fixed (or in my case, learning how to edit the photo caption).

In our photographers' defense, they shoot and attach caption information to hundreds of photos every Saturday. So sometimes jersey changes cause problems.

-- Evan

ewoodbery (staff) writes:

in response to poppatock:

Off topic - is the pregame entertainment a little loud and obnoxious at times?

It's definitely louder. But the music, and the DJ, are for the players and visiting recruits. They're trying to create a pregame atmosphere for the recruits milling around on the field before kickoff.

-- Evan

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