Nothing ground-breaking in their analysis, but they point out that the flexbone isn’t an offense that UT has even had to think about before. I also appreciate that they present both sides of the argument that “extra time helps stop the option.” Extra time helps stop anyone. It also gives the offense more time to prepare for you. Just ask Mississippi State or Kentucky how much a month of prep time helped them. Or ask our in-state neighbors to the East how much playing an option team the week before helps them.
There’s also a slight at Matthew Jordan, who is simply a different type of runner than his predecessor:
“When the QB is unable to hit that seam and do damage with his legs, the offense tends to stall out. Jordan is experienced at hitting the crease, but he’s not particularly explosive. That should make things a bit more forgiving for the Vols, if they have some confusion.”
You see that MJ? Some media hate. Channel it into trucking a DB’s helmet off in the second level when you turn the corner on your first keeper.
The job was presumed to be falling to junior Quinten Dormady, who is relatively inexperienced, but showed plenty of promise in the team’s spring game. His challenger is redshirt freshman Jarrett Guarantano. They both bring different skill sets to the table, and Butch Jones has declared that the quarterback competition is still wide open.
The position is under constant scrutiny during practice:
"We videotape everything they do, from the way they run from drill to drill, the way they interact," Jones said. 'We call it a 'Quarterback Leadership Camera.' We evaluate them as well (in) how they interact with teammates. I watch who they sit with at training table. Are they getting around other factions of the team - the offensive line, the running backs, the tight ends?"
Continuing Tech’s tour of the AAC certainly wouldn’t be the most glamorous home and home, but The Owls rose to recent prominence under head coach Matt Rhule before he was poached by Baylor. The Owls aren’t expected to lose too much momentum under new leadership, though.
There’s also worse places to go for an away game than Philly. They’ve got sandwiches there.