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Final Thoughts from the Vols’ Win over ETSU

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Following a frustrating loss to West Virginia in the season opener, Tennessee bounced back on Saturday by defeating East Tennessee State 59-3.

As I did following the West Virginia game, I went back and watched Jeremy Pruitt’s first win as the Vols’ head coach several times. While watching the game, I charted several different things on both offense and defense. On offense, I charted things by position. For the defense, I charted things as a unit.

Before we dive into what I saw, it should be noted that these are numbers that I tallied. They’re likely different than the coach’s because, quite frankly, I don’t get to watch the coach’s film and we don’t know what each player’s responsibility is on each play. I also don’t have the luxury of watching the all-22 film like NFL writers are afforded for NFL games. These numbers are strictly mine and based off my judgement and opinion and the TV footage.

Here is my analysis of what happened with the Vols on Saturday.

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