Tennessee Vols morning report: Offensive football scheme, softball undefeated

KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 09: Tennessee Volunteers fans cheer during the first half of the game against the Indiana State Sycamores at Neyland Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
KNOXVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 09: Tennessee Volunteers fans cheer during the first half of the game against the Indiana State Sycamores at Neyland Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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The Tennessee Vols’ offensive football scheme along with athletic results from the weekend lead the Volunteers news for Monday, Feb. 12, 2018.

It’s a bittersweet Monday for Tennessee Vols fans. The rough National Signing Day is still fresh in the minds of Rocky Top. A blowout loss over the weekend in one sport only made things worse.

However, that sport is still succeeding overall in Vol Nation. And other sports scored some major victories. As a result, this Monday in Knoxville provides mixed results for University of Tennessee fans everywhere.

Our morning news report consists of recaps of all the weekend games and where one team in one sport stands right now in terms of postseason outlook. Let’s break them all down here.

Until this morning, there was no real football news. However, that changed with a story surrounding the Vols’ offensive coordinator. So we will lead with that.

Tyson Helton on Tennessee Vols offense – Blake Toppmeyer, Knoxville News Sentinel

Tennessee Vols offensive coordinator Tyson Helton discussed the offensive football scheme and plans for how to run it.

"Tennessee offensive coordinator Tyson Helton’s blueprint for the Vols’ offense can be outlined by three points of emphasis.–  Run the ball.– Throw the ball downfield.– Protect the ball."

Tennessee basketball falls at Alabama – Grant Ramey, GoVols247

The Tennessee Vols men’s basketball team saw its six-game winning streak come to an end on Saturday after suffering a blowout loss at the Alabama Crimson Tide. Tennessee lost by nearly 30 in Tuscaloosa.

"Apparently No. 15 Tennessee was due a bad game. And that bill came due at Coleman Coliseum Saturday night.Alabama got 47 combined points from Collin Sexton, Donta Hall and John Petty and the Crimson Tide did whatever it wanted, whenever it wanted in a 78-50 win over the visiting Vols."

Tennessee Vols currently a No. 4 seedNCAA Selection Committee, NCAA.com

The men’s Tennessee Vols basketball program is currently a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament, according to data released by the selection committee Sunday. Among the Top 16 seeds, Tennessee came in at No. 13.

"Using existing bracketing principles, the committee assigned Virginia to the South regional, which will take place in Atlanta. Villanova was sent to the East regional in Boston, while Xavier was assigned to the Midwest regional in Omaha and Purdue was sent to the West regional in Los Angeles."

Tennessee Lady Vols rock Georgia – Louis Fernandez, WBIR

Holly Warlick’s Tennessee Lady Vols scored another huge quality win Sunday by blowing out the Georgia Lady Bulldogs at Thompson-Boling Arena.

"Defense put the Lady Vols in a position to finish strong against the No. 18 Georgia Lady Bulldogs at home on Sunday for the Live Pink, Bleed Orange game. Balanced scoring was overshadowed by Lady Vol redshirt senior, Mercedes Russell writing her name in the Tennessee history books."

Tennessee softball sweeps Kajikawa Classic – Mike Griffith, SEC Country

The Tennessee Vols opened their softball season over the weekend with a bunch of games at the Kajikawa Classic hosted by Arizona State. And despite two games against ranked teams, they got out of their undefeated.

"Tennessee saved its best for last in the desert, beating Utah 6-5 on a two-out, bases-loaded double by Abby Lockman in the bottom of the seventh inning on Saturday.The No. 11-ranked Lady Vols finished the Kajikawa Classic at Arizona State’s Farrington Stadium with a 6-0 record, including a 7-4 win over the No. 19-ranked host Sun Devils on Thursday night."

Tennessee women’s golf standings at Northrop Grumman – UTSports

The Tennessee Lady Vols golf team came in tied at No. 14 after the first round of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge by shooting 19 over par for a score of 303.

"Tennessee returns to action on the Palos Verdes Golf Course for the second round of the Northrop Grumman starting at 1:17 p.m. ET on Monday, Feb. 12."

Tennessee women’s tennis defeats Indiana – UTSports

The Tennessee Vols women’s tennis team scored a 4-3 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers Sunday.

"Despite dropping the doubles point, the Lady Vols (9-0) handed the Hoosiers their first loss of the season with strong singles play. UT’s nine consecutive wins to open the season is the team’s longest winning streak since 2001, when the Lady Vols won 11 in a row."