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Sal Sunseri talks about the standard of play that's expected

Sal Sunseri had a few complaints about the way that the Vols defense played in their 51-44 loss to Georgia. The Vols gave up numerous big plays didn't play up to the standard that they had previously established.

"Big plays are killing me. My hair is getting whiter." Sunseri said after practice today.

'And the thing is, knowing our fits and knowing where you have to be to make plays and it's about eleven guys flying to the football. You can't just make it a one guy game."

Sunseri goes on to talk about the standard that he expects the Vols to play at during practices and on game days.

"You get what you demand, and we're demanding that you get to the ball...and that's how it's going to be. Let me just tell you, the standard around here is not going to change. We're going to demand it and we're going to find people who can get to the ball."

"When you go into a one on one drill, there's a standard that we're expecting you to compete with. If it's a seven on seven drill, we want you to compete. Every time you go on that field, whether it's first down, second down or third down there's a standard that you got to play with and if you're not playing with that then your not giving yourself a chance and your not giving your team a chance to win."

Author: Doug Samuels
Doug Samuels has been with FootballScoop since 2011. Samuels joined the FootballScoop staff after serving as a college scout as well as an assistant coach at the college level, where he was fortunate enough to have coached every offensive position by age 24. Samuels is a lifelong Michigan State fan, no huddle enthusiast, and currently coaches high school football in West Michigan.