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Against Georgia Tech, Vols’ defense has one option: ‘Owning your own responsibilities

Tennessee players will need to be on the same page defensively Labor Day night against the Georgia Tech triple-option offense.

Second-year defensive coordinator Bob Shoop has been stressing communication for some time in defending the unique attack that’s had success against other SEC teams. Tech went 3-0 against the SEC in 2016.

“One of the things that I try to talk about all the time, as a coach, is your vocabulary,” Shoop said. “I talk about speaking the same language defensively. Singing the same song and singing the same tune. That’s what we’ve been trying to do. I think we’ve really improved on that.”

Shoop feels like his defense has “done a great job coaching each other up and helping each other out” leading up to the first game.

Coaches always preach “gap integrity” and “do your job,” but rarely is that more critical than facing an attack like Tech’s, which exploits defensive breakdowns and miscommunications at an alarming rate.

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