After losing to Pitt last week, Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel named 2 areas of concern he feels his team needs to work on this week against Tennessee Tech.

Those 2 things? Penalties and turnovers.

Penalties and turnovers at critical moments in last week’s game cost the Vols dearly, especially an interception at the end of the game when they were driving:

Heupel also said this, via Rocky Top Insider:

“The message to the players has been about the things we can control. Small communication, like on the sideline,” he said.

We’ll see if things improve for Heupel and the Vols as the start of SEC play looms large next weekend.

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