Eric Berry talks about Georgia
The play looks simple.
And Tennessee clearly didn't have any trouble executing in one quick try last week.
But there is still enough complexity and inexperience to possibly keep the Vols from unveiling their version of the single-wing offense more frequently at home against Georgia on Saturday (TV: WVLT, 12:21 p.m.) - no matter how explosive Nu'Keese Richardson can be taking a snap in the shotgun.
"There's a lot to it, and it gets oversimplified now in the day and age that everybody runs the play," offensive coordinator Jim Chaney said. "But you snap the ball and try to reach a 310-pound cat, it's very difficult to do at the center position. And all the while you're trying to mesh (a handoff) in the backfield with a running back trying to decide whether he's going to give it or not reading a defensive end - that just took me 30 seconds to describe something that would take about two hours to get efficient at.
"It's more complicated than it looks."
The Vols (2-3, 0-2 SEC) used a far simpler version to start last week's loss to Auburn, and Richardson busted through a hole in the line and picked up 41 yards on the first play from scrimmage.
But that was the only carry the freshman receiver would get, and though that left him with an impressive average, it also left UT perhaps wanting more as it prepares for the Bulldogs (3-2, 2-1).
"I was looking forward to it, but that's all on the coaches," left tackle Chris Scott said. "They call the plays. I can't put pressure on the coaches.
"(Richardson and Gerald Jones) are speed guys, so we all know when they find a hole or a gap, it only takes a few seconds - not even a second to hit it and get through the gap. I guess it's just us doing our jobs up front, but we don't have to do much but just get in front of somebody."
That might be another oversimplification, but it's not a stretch to see how the Nuke package or the G-Gun might help an attack that's had its share of troubles early in the season.
Like the no-huddle or the two-minute offense, the Vols aren't planning on making it a major part of their game plan. But eventually it figures to play a more prominent role.
"I think it's a changeup," Chaney said. "It gives the defense something on Tuesdays and Wednesdays that they really do not want to do. (Defensive coordinator) Monte (Kiffin) has to deal with it every week, so we're trying to be a pain in their butt a little bit, but with that in mind, still getting a real good football player on the field a little bit more.
"We're still trying to hone up some of our base offensive things, and as we get more efficient in the base things I can see us going that way a little bit (more). But it remains to be seen when and where that will happen."
The Vols didn't wait long to show it off last week. But they're still waiting to do it more often.