Tennessee coach Butch Jones says it has been back to basics for the defense as they prepare to face Nebraska in next week’s Music City Bowl. The Volunteer defense ranks 111th in the country against the run and yielded an average of 351 yards on the ground in its final three games.
“We did some live tackling and things that we have never done in bowl preparation”, said Jones. “I felt our entire football team needed it because they are playing a really good football team.”
Jones says they are preparing to face both Husker quarterbacks in Tommy Armstrong and Ryker Fyfe. Armstrong has been sidelined with a hamstring injury and Fyfe is taking the first team snaps in practice.
“It is a challenge and both quarterbacks are very talented. You have to prepare for both.”