Turnovers Haunting Vols During 3 Game Losing Streak

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee keeps losing a hold of the football whenever victory seems within its grasp.
After committing just one turnover in its first two games, Tennessee has coughed up the ball eight times during a three-game skid. Many of those turnovers have come at particularly inopportune times.
Oklahoma sealed a 34-10 victory over Tennessee with a 100-yard interception return. Georgia recovered a Tennessee fumble in the end zone during its 35-32 triumph over the Vols. In Tennessee’s 10-9 loss to Florida, the game’s lone touchdown came after the Gators recovered a fumble at the Volunteers’ 30-yard line.
Some of the mistakes may be attributable to youth. Tennessee started five true freshmen on offense against Florida.
The Vols (2-3) enter Saturday’s game with Chattanooga (3-2) knowing they must protect the football better.
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Rick Nyman grew up in Anniston, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. His television career started at WJSU-TV in Anniston where he had the opportunity to cover SEC football with Alabama and Auburn. Anniston is just 20 minutes from the Talladega Speedway, so NASCAR was a big part of his sports coverage. Due to this he was able to interview Davey Allison, Dale Earnhardt, Jeff Gordon, and several other top-name NASCAR drivers. Rick's next television job was in Savannah, Georgia, where he covered basketball player Kwame Brown (now with the Washington Wizards), who later became the first ever high school player selected as the top pick in the NBA draft. He covered the PGA Tour's annual swing thru Hilton Head and also had the opportunity of covering the Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl appearance in 1999 in Miami. Rick especially enjoys all the atmosphere, tradition and drama of college football. He also likes profiling sports personalities and learning what drives them both on and off the field. If he's not covering sports, he's either watching Seinfield or David Letterman, playing golf, reading, or working out. What he enjoys about Chattanooga is the passion people have for sports. The mountainous region of Chattanooga reminds him of his hometown of Anniston, which also has big, beautiful trees and plenty of hills. You can contact Rick at rnyman@wdef.com.