Tennessee is flipping the page to Georgia after falling to Missouri on Saturday night in Columbia.
The Vols fell to the Tigers by a score of 36-7 and moved to 7-3, 3-3 SEC as the AP top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs now come into Neyland Stadium this Saturday afternoon.
“Guys came in this morning, you can see the disappointment on their face still,” Josh Heupel said on Monday. “Opportunity to learn from it as we watch the tape. At the end of the day, some of the things that we talked about going into the game, we didn’t do. We’ve got to play smarter football, in particular on the offensive side of the football. You look at the drives, most of them end with a major penalty that puts you in second-and-extra-long, first-and-extra-long. And the turnovers on plus side of the territory as well. So lots to learn from.”
Heupel and the team will study the Missouri tape but will also quickly move on to the task at hand this weekend with a daunting opponent in Georgia heading to Knoxville in just a few days.
Josh Heupel met with the media on Monday morning and spoke about the team’s need to play smarter, getting the run game going again, injury updates, and more. Heupel also spoke about Georgia and gave a quick preview of what he has seen on tape so far.
“They got really good players across the board,” Heupel said of Georgia. “Defensively, big, strong, athletic upfront. They can run. They cover extremely well on the back end. They don’t miss tackles. You see ’em in close quarters and in open space. They tackle extremely well. Offensively, they got dynamic playmakers. A few of those guys are just getting back and getting truly healthy right now. But the quarterback’s playing extremely well, really efficient and accurate. He’s done a really nice job.”
In addition to Heupel, Tennessee also had DT Kurott Garland and TE Jacob Warren speak to the media on Monday.
Check out all three interviews below:
HC Josh Heupel
DT Kurott Garland
TE Jacob Warren