Josh Heupel reflects on self-inflicted wounds, mistakes
Tennessee will look to bounce back from the 29-16 loss to Florida, in a game that was never really competitive.
Coach Josh Heupel talked to media on Monday, and the first thing he mentioned was the team has to stop hurting itself with self-inflicted mistakes.
“Offensively, in particular, we total self-inflicted wounds that can be penalties, unforced errors or communication, our percentage was way too high,” Heupel said. “It was too high on Saturday, and it was really too high last week too. That’s why you move the ball at times, but you don’t have very many points. We have to clean that up, you can’t beat yourself.”
Penalties were especially devastating for the Volunteers last Saturday night, as the team committed 10 penalties for 100 yards.
Fixing those mistakes, Heupel said, begins with the ability to not let one mistake turn into more.
“I do think you can’t let one play affect another,” Heupel said. “That certainly happened during the course of the first half. The communication things, it can’t transpire that way. It is us coaches being better, our players being better, and at the end of the day, we have to find a solution to it.”
The Volunteers will be back in action on Saturday as they host UTSA at 4 pm ET on the SEC Network.