Players learning from loss, eager to get back in action with Missouri

On3 imageby:Eric Cain11/07/22

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For the first time this football season, members of the Tennessee football team met with the media on a Monday following a loss just two days prior.

The message was simple – snap and clear. Tennessee quarterback Hendon Hooker, offensive lineman Jerome Carvin and defensive lineman LaTrell Bumphus spoke on the importance of learning form past mistakes in order to not make the same ones in the final three weeks of the regular-season. It will also serve as Senior Day for the three players and the rest on the squad.

Tennessee still in hunt for a spot in College Football Playoff

The FPI gives the Vols a 76.0-percent chance to win their remaining three regular-season game and a 62.6-percent chance to make the four-team College Football Playoff field, the third best number behind only Georgia (91.2) and Ohio State (86.6).

Tennessee was the No. 1 team in the College Football Playoff Top 25 on Tuesday, when the selection committee released their first rankings of the season. Ohio State was No. 2 and Georgia was No. 3.

Clemson, which was No. 4 in the CFP Top 25, lost at Notre Dame Saturday night. Alabama’s overtime loss at LSU was its second of the season. The Crimson Tide were No. 6 in the CFP rankings on Tuesday, while LSU was No. 10.

“When you look at the three teams (Tennessee, Ohio State and Georgia),” Boo Coorigan, the College Football Playoff Selection Committee chair, said Tuesday night, “all three very, very good teams that the committee liked, I think the two (Tennessee) wins you’re looking at, with Alabama and at LSU, really sealed the day for Tennessee.”

The Vols won 40-13 at LSU on October 8 and beat Alabama 52-49 at Neyland Stadium a week later.

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