Where Tennessee Football Can Improve for the 2024 College Football Season


The Tennessee Volunteers have had quite a successful season, finishing with a record of 9-4. The 2023 season failed to match the standard the Volunteers achieved in 2022, but things continue to improve under head coach Josh Heupel, and if Tennessee wants to improve in 2024, there is one area they need to improve.

Last season, Tennessee ranked 75th in the nation in conversion rate in the red zone. The Volunteers only made 83.3% of their attempts when they got to the red zone. To make matters worse, they only made 51% of their attempts and the rest were field goals. So of the 54 attempts Tennessee had in the red zone, 28 resulted in touchdowns.

One way Tennessee can improve those numbers is by scoring before getting into the red zone. Part of what made the Volunteers' offense so successful in 2022 was its explosiveness. They were able to gain a lot of yards and turn long throws into touchdowns. If they can get back to that standard in 2024 under Nico Iamaleava in his first year as a starter, they'll be in good hands.

It's unlikely that a team coached by an offensive-minded coach like Josh Heupel will struggle to score points two years in a row, but if Tennessee has playoff aspirations this season, those numbers will need to improve.

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