GVX By the Numbers: A snap-by-snap review of Tennessee's debut

Tennessee defensive back Malik Foreman (22) helps stop a run by Austin Peay running back Omar Williams (25) during the second half against Austin Peay at Neyland Stadium, Saturday, August 31, 2013 in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won the game 45-0, giving the school their 800th victory. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)

Photo by Amy Smotherman Burgess

Tennessee defensive back Malik Foreman (22) helps stop a run by Austin Peay running back Omar Williams (25) during the second half against Austin Peay at Neyland Stadium, Saturday, August 31, 2013 in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won the game 45-0, giving the school their 800th victory. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL)

The nickel is becoming the new normal as more and more teams go to pass-heavy spread offenses. That means nickel back JaRon Toney is likely to be a starter in many games as the fifth defensive back.

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tndrum#214683 writes:

Thanks, Evan. I may be wrong (just ask my wife), but I don't remember a breakdown like this in years past. I know it's a ton of work, but it's very interesting, and will be more so as the year goes along. Hope to see this again.

ewoodbery (staff) writes:

in response to tndrum#214683:

Thanks, Evan. I may be wrong (just ask my wife), but I don't remember a breakdown like this in years past. I know it's a ton of work, but it's very interesting, and will be more so as the year goes along. Hope to see this again.

I hope to make it a weekly feature. I also hope it gets easier as the weeks go on. The sheer volume of players who got into the game on Saturday made this one more difficult.
-- Evan

TNlogfire writes:

This is actually interesting...good job...and, you need help...great idea..you actually have good ideas, unlike those that preceded you (just looking to move on...see Andrew Dribble) and no, I did not really misspell Andrew's last name...8-)

johnlg00 writes:

in response to ewoodbery:

I hope to make it a weekly feature. I also hope it gets easier as the weeks go on. The sheer volume of players who got into the game on Saturday made this one more difficult.
-- Evan

Ditto on the other comments. You are clearly working very hard to provide a level of information and analysis that few others bother with for a general audience. I'm sure all coaching staffs these days acquire and use info like this, but the casual fan hardly ever sees it.

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