By Randy Moore
Tennessee coach Butch Jones demand that his players "snap and clear" forget the last play and focus on the next one was easily accomplished in Game 3 at Oregon.
"You really didn't have too much time (between snaps) to even think," senior defensive lineman Daniel Hood said dryly, so you were pretty clear-minded the whole game. If you got focused on a big play, Oregon was lined up running another play.
Whereas forgetting about the previous play was easy last Saturday against the mercurial Ducks, forgetting about the previous game presents a bigger challenge this week. The 59-14 blowout at Oregon was Tennessees worst beating in 103 years, dating to a 45-0 loss to Mississippi A&M in 1910.
Tennessees upperclassmen experienced a comparable beat-down just two years ago, however. The 2011 Vols were hammered 49-7 at Arkansas in a game very similar to the 2013 Oregon game. As happened in the Duck debacle, Tennessee was annihilated and humiliated in...