Tennessee head coach Butch Jones was on his call-in show on Sunday and made an admission that might make some fans a little nervous. The Hail Mary play that won the game wasn’t drawn that way and in fact, it wasn’t even supposed to be the play at all.
They were going to try some hook-and-ladders?!?!? That would have likely ended disastrously and absolutely nothing like the Miami-Duke miracle finish from last year. You remember that one, right? Miami lateraled something like eight times, had a knee down at some point and the refs totally screwed up the ending so Miami ended up winning even though they didn’t deserve it all.
Instead, Tennessee lined up in all verticals and let quarterback Josh Dobbs chuck it into the end zone. That obviously worked as Jauan Jennings — a former QB himself — jumped up and came down with the touchdown to give the Vols a 34-31 win over Georgia. It’s a good thing Jones “had a feeling” or else Tennessee might not be headed to College Station 5-0 and in command of the SEC East.
[h/t Saturday Down South]