Third-down woes continue for Vols' defense

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Tennessee’s Devaun Swafford is unable to catch Florida wide receiver Solomon Patton during the first half of Saturday’s game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla. Patton scored a touchdown.

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MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL Tennessee’s Devaun Swafford is unable to catch Florida wide receiver Solomon Patton during the first half of Saturday’s game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla. Patton scored a touchdown.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In a new year with a new coaching staff and a host of new players, third downs are still vexing Tennessee’s defense.

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maciste54 writes:

Right now the Vols have a ton of "almost" players. They almost make a tackle, almost catch a pass, almost hold on 3rd, almost get a first down and so on and on and on. A lot of that can be corrected by coaching them up but you can't coach speed. You can't almost get away or almost catch someone and win.

wilk58 writes:

4-3 or 3-4 you need the horses. Bad angles or leverage same as last year.

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