Judging by the comments on my last post, very few of you will read this so I'll be brief. On offense, we are a play action passing team that can't run. That's as simple as I can put it. Monte played a lot of zone defense to take away the deep throw to A.J. We couldn't do anything else to spark a real threat of offense without that route. That's because we don't do anything else competently, except punt.
On defense, we can game plan, but find it impossible to react to what the other guy is doing. If I was playing Tennessee, the plan would be to focus on Hardesty and the Vol running game. Let Crompton beat you. Our defense was so intent on that objective, Kiffy & Co. wisely ran play action to loosen it up. The problem is we reacted like we had never see a play action bootleg and never adjusted through three quarters.
I can't recall a more devastating loss since Richt took over. The UF loss was bad last year, but UF went on to win the national title. Tennessee lost to UCLA in Knoxville. Some people think a giant catfish would be more effective as a quarterback than the guy we just handed the SEC Offensive Player of the Week award. Tennessee isn't very good and they just beat the piss out of the Dawgs.
No one is without blame.