Tenneessee coach Lane Kiffin said he's been able to get a good grasp on his three quarterbacks this spring.
"I'm a lot more comfortable with the quarterbacks," Kiffin said after Friday's scrimmage. "I'm starting to understand their personalities. I'm starting to understand how they are in the huddle."
Despite an overall disappointing day by UT's offense, Kiffin said he was pleased with senior Jonathan Crompton, who was 8-of-11 for 91 yards.
"I thought Jonathan did really well," Kiffin said. "He moved around well, made some plays. I think he's got a shot to be pretty good."
Sophomore B.J. Coleman was 11-of-16 for 151 yards and two touchdowns.
"He played really well, made some plays when some things weren't there," Kiffin said.
Nick Stephens still seemed limited with the healing wrist on his right, throwing arm. The junior was 2-of-4 for 28 yards and a touchdown.
Wilson's World: Receivers coach Frank Wilson was pleased with his players despite a limited impact on the stat sheet, only 13 receptions and 187 yards in a 79-play scrimmage.
"Early in the scrimmage, they were asked to block," Wilson said. "In this system, you have to be a physical receiver that can have dual roles, both catching the ball and blocking.
"It was confirmation today that they bought in. They blocked aggressively and effectively."
Eventually, however, UT's receivers became a bigger part of the game plan.
"In the second half, coach Kiffin was able to reward them, threw them a few balls," Wilson said. "They did a good job taking advantage of that, especially in special third-down situations and picking up the first down."
Cutting Down Fumbles: Even in the face of an often-dominant defense, the Vols only lost one fumble in 79 plays, a vast improvement over Thursday when turnovers were the story.
"That's one too many but at least we got it down," Kiffin said.
Thursday's missteps, however, still had an effect.
"Actually I think we started off so bad because we had such a bad practice (on Thursday)," receiver Gerald Jones said. "Everybody was so worried."