Oiled up? Offense's first check spotty

Dooley says 'they weren't working together'

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Tennessee coach Derek Dooley gives instructions to players as they warm up prior to a scrimmage at Neyland Stadium on Tuesday.

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ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL Tennessee coach Derek Dooley gives instructions to players as they warm up prior to a scrimmage at Neyland Stadium on Tuesday.

Vols coach Derek Dooley talks after practice at Neyland Stadium on Tuesday, Aug. 9

Rushing Leaders (No.-Yds.-TD-Long) – Tauren Poole 5-24-0-15; Rajion Neal 3-21-0-10; Marlin Lane 6-14-0-5; Deanthonie Summerhill 4-14-0-12; Da’Rick Rogers 1-9-0-9; Jaron Toney 3-5-0-4.

Passing Leaders (Att.-Comp.-Int.-Yds.-TD-Long) – Tyler Bray 29-13-0-165-2-30; Matt Simms 12-3-1-34-1-15; Justin Worley 16-7-0-45-0-15.

Receiving Leaders (No.-Yds.-TD-Long) – Da’Rick Rogers 6-77-1-19; Tauren Poole 4-47-0-17; Zach Rogers 3-34-1-15; Justin Hunter 2-35-1-30; Tyler Drummer 2-8-0-11; Dakota Summers 1-16-0-16; Matt Milton 1-15-0-15.

Defensive Leaders – Austin Johnson 8 tackles; Raiques Crump 4 tackles; Curt Maggitt 3 tackles, 1 QB hurry; Christian Harris 3 tackles, 1 TFL (-1); Shane Reveiz 3 tackles; Janzen Jackson 2 tackles, 1 fumble recovery, 1 QB hurry; Jordan Williams 2 tackles, 2 QB hurries; A.J. Johnson 2 tackles, 1 TFL (-1); Brent Brewer 2 tackles, 1 PBU; Willie Bohannon 2 tackles, 1 QB hurry; Eric Gordon 2 tackles, 1 forced fumble; Naz Oliver 2 tackles, 1 PBU; Pat Martin 2 tackles, 1 TFL (-3), 1 PBU; Byron Moore 2 tackles; Brian Randolph 2 tackles; Steven Fowlkes 1 tackle, 3 QB hurries; Justin Coleman 1 tackle, 1 PBU, 1 interception (19 yards); Joseph Ayres 1 sack (-6); Jacques Smith 0.5 sack (-2), 1 forced fumble, 1 QB hurry; Marlon Walls 2 QB hurries, 0.5 sack (-2).

Field Goal Leaders -- Michael Palardy 1-of-3, long 37; Chip Rhome 1-of-2, long 36.

Punting (No.-Avg.-Long) -- Matt Darr 4-41.0-47; Michael Palardy 3-38.0-42.

Tennessee seems to have all the pieces needed for a sporty ride on offense.

The engine still appears to need a little tuning.

The Vols didn't exactly blow out any tires and break down on the side of the road during Tuesday's opening scrimmage of camp at Neyland Stadium. But after the closed workout wrapped up, Derek Dooley indicated it might have sputtered to a start.

"You're not going to be all oiled up in Scrimmage One, but it doesn't mean you sit there and think it's OK," the UT coach said. "I guess we all expect us to be oiled up. I was probably disappointed in the offensive chemistry, the tempo — it's not something you can really say it's one thing. It just wasn't working, they weren't working together.

"This was a lot better than the first scrimmage last year, but it doesn't make me happy."

The Vols did some things that could have produced smiles offensively, including a couple touchdown passes from Tyler Bray, a steady effort from running back Tauren Poole and another busy performance for Da'Rick Rogers catching the football.

But despite singling out a couple individual efforts and offering some praise for the defense, Dooley focused much more on the struggles to get the offense up to speed. And he wasn't the only one walking off the field who noticed that the attack had some trouble finding the ignition.

"I mean, we've still got a lot of stuff we've got to work on, getting lined up in the right formation, getting the play ran, line blocking, running backs checking down, me making the right reads," Bray said. "We've got a lot of stuff to work on.

"It was OK, but it's been better. It's still a scrimmage, you're still going to have alignment problems, throwing the balls inaccurate. At the end of the day, we'll be fine. Not the best scrimmage we've had, but it's also not the worst."

Bray in particular was dramatically improved on the stats sheet from his last live action in Neyland Stadium at the Orange and White Game in April, though his 13-for-29 passing effort for 165 yards with two touchdowns, according to stats provided by UT, also wouldn't qualify as his finest outing.

With an offensive line returning virtually intact along with a veteran running back and two highly regarded returning receivers for Bray to work with, the collective talent on hand has produced some expectations for the sophomore quarterback to lead a higher-oc

tane attack this fall. One scrimmage doesn't figure to change that much regardless of the sluggish start, especially since there's nearly a month left for the Vols to work out any kinks.

Even with some inconsistency, UT still had Rogers leading the team with six catches for 77 yards with a touchdown.

Poole was a factor in the passing game, making four grabs for 47 yards to go with four carries for 24. And Zach Rogers and Justin Hunter both chipped in touchdowns, with Hunter picking up where he left off a year ago with the longest play of the scrimmage with a 30-yard reception.

"This is what I've been saying — we've got to get command, consistency, master the offense," Dooley said. "They looked like 11 guys out there, and everybody with a head on a swivel and there wasn't a lot of command coming from the quarterback. ... We've got to keep working, still early, still young, and nobody is frustrated or down or disappointed. We've just got a lot of work to do.

"Did we make some plays? Yeah. Did Poole make some good plays? Yeah. Did Tyler make some good throws? Yeah. But we weren't revving up."

That doesn't appear to mean the engine needs an overhaul after one scrimmage.

Apparently the Vols are just in need of a little oil.

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Real_Vol writes:

We've got a motor on offense. I can't wait to see if they can get it oiled up. GBO!!

RockyToptoNeyland writes:

I hope they get their chemistry issues fixed, boy, marlin had a rough day, but its first scrimmage, and we got time. Go Vols!!!

VolzsFan writes:

they averaged about 13 points per game last year in the SEC. Oil might get them to 15.

Those boot lickers of Brey forget that on a game average of last year he would have ranked 11th out of the 12 SEC QBs.

Bufforange00 writes:

defense always ahead of offense this time of year. by the time we play the gators, there should be some synergy.

tdvol1989 writes:

I don't know that Dooley and Ward have the best choice of words here. Getting Oiled Up??? Uhhh...what? The Vols need a little oil??? We expected to be oiled up?!? Needle scratch.

Try this. The defense was supposed to be in flux. The linebackers were supposed to be our weak spot. We were supposed to have a really solid O-line. Poole was going to run for 2,000 yards. But, the Linebackers were the best part of the day. The run game stank. Bray couldn't get them out of the huddle. So, the offense is a point of concern at this point...and they need to oil up.

VOLliven2it writes:

We've just begun and there is a little time to go but not much. We do need to remember, they are still young. A lot will depend on that o-line and they look to be solid. Now, what will the defense be? I hope mean and tough and with a chip on the shoulder provided by all who say they will not be able to stop anyone. GO VOLS!

Ironcity writes:

in response to VolzsFan:

they averaged about 13 points per game last year in the SEC. Oil might get them to 15.

Those boot lickers of Brey forget that on a game average of last year he would have ranked 11th out of the 12 SEC QBs.

i am a bootlicker of Bray and his average against the SEC was in the 30's. My fear is he gets hurt and we have Simms again who managed to complete something like 4 passes out of 12 for under 40 yards with a pick. Pretty much what he did every game last year.

greatdaysahead writes:

in response to VolzsFan:

they averaged about 13 points per game last year in the SEC. Oil might get them to 15.

Those boot lickers of Brey forget that on a game average of last year he would have ranked 11th out of the 12 SEC QBs.

You do realize that *Bray only started against Ole Miss (50pts), Vanderbilt (24pts), and Kentucky (24pts) - an average of 32pts - correct? When he saw significant PT against S. Carolina, I believe UT had another 24pts. Those ''boot lickers'' are excited fans, and why are they excited? Because the kid can play better than most in the SEC (Aaron Murray is the only one who can threaten our defense, and possibly the only one who has better skill than Bray).

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

in response to TIGERDAN:

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LSWho might need to worry about having to change OCs at the start of fall camp. Yeah, if I were you that's what I would be worried about. They were smoke and mirrors because of a young o-line and lack of talent/depth. And if I recall correctly LSWho had all they could handle from the smoke and mirrors offense. Jim Chaney is the real deal. Who is your offensive coordinator? Who is your QB? LSWho will lose in Neyland this yr.

mountainbrook writes:

in response to VolzsFan:

they averaged about 13 points per game last year in the SEC. Oil might get them to 15.

Those boot lickers of Brey forget that on a game average of last year he would have ranked 11th out of the 12 SEC QBs.

But your boy Brantley owned the fumble record.

VolGrad writes:

Napoleon could have used some smoke and mirrors at Waterloo.

FLORIDAGATORHATER writes:

Assuming Bray is a very good quarterback, our defense should also benefit from playing against him during practice. So when they go up against Garcia, Murray, and whomever Bama starts, they should be better prepared to defend against them.

FWBVol writes:

in response to TIGERDAN:

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Great post, I write tongue in cheek. Most of the few wins, what the devil does that mean?

Yes, we graduated two starting wide receivers and a tight end from last year's team, but we have a pair of sophomores to step in that were among the top 20 WR recruits in the country a year ago. Da'Rick Rogers and Justin Hunter were learning how to play in the SEC last year. This year they could emerge as the most dangerous receiver duo in the SEC.

Last year we started one offensive lineman that had ever started a game for the Vols before 2010 and he only had three starts coming into last year. We played four or five freshman up front and those guys are going to be bigger and stronger this year.

If you knew anything about Tennessee football you'd know those things, but you are, after all, just a troll.

Colliervol writes:

People seem to forget that 70% of this team are freshmen and sophomores. Very much a work in progress and any real fan should be fine with that. What do you think they are going to do---contend for a title? Ain't happening until they get some experience and some more depth. If they can get to 8 wins, I think it's a pretty good year. That means springing one or two upsets but I'm thinking that they have it in them, barring a rash of injuries. The offense will be fine and, if those freshman LB's can play some, the defense might be better than anybody thought. Line up and let's see.

greatdaysahead writes:

in response to Witch_Doctors_Daddy:

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Fool.

Orangeblood13 writes:

Quick
After 1 scrimmage

Let's all go jump off the bridge lol

That discontent that you trolls show is your own hope that Tennessee will be bad again so you keep your useless lives on our boards.

Losers

OrangePsyched writes:

Everyone who follows football should know that the defense is virtually always ahead of the offense at this time of year. If we had lit it up on the D I would be very worried. I know that this isn't something that we normally do Vol fans but let's be trolls like Volzsfan and TigerDan. Go to the other SEC sites and you will get the same reaction as Dooley's to their first scrimmage.

GiveHim6TDTennessee writes:

in response to greatdaysahead:

You do realize that *Bray only started against Ole Miss (50pts), Vanderbilt (24pts), and Kentucky (24pts) - an average of 32pts - correct? When he saw significant PT against S. Carolina, I believe UT had another 24pts. Those ''boot lickers'' are excited fans, and why are they excited? Because the kid can play better than most in the SEC (Aaron Murray is the only one who can threaten our defense, and possibly the only one who has better skill than Bray).

I'm not a troll, in any way shape or fashion, but it should be said that you are leaving out the best QB in the SEC, Tyler Wilson. I promise you that he and Joe Adams, Greg Childs, Cobi Hamilton and Jarius Wright will be more than capable of "threatening" our defense. Those receivers are all up for the Biletnikoff award for best receiver(most in the country ever for one school). Think before you post. Go Vols.

richvol writes:

"There wasn't alot of command coming from the QB",said Dooley.

I am not getting a good feeling from Bray and this has been this way for some time now. He is not in command...and he is too laid back. He has got to pick it up several notches.

tennvolsman19651965 writes:

I do realize that we are less than a month away from our first games. We should be able to get into a rythem with our first two regular season games, and I am hoping that DD's quest for perfection is his major concern. I am starting to think we dont need to red shirt Worely. We need to win NOW, and if Bray goes down, I just dont see us being able to win with Simms. We have a short time to get thinks "oiled up". So lets get our head in the game so other teams arent doing the Loko thing on us!

boxingfan writes:

I look at it like this, even if we don't get all of our eggs in a basket by the season opener, we still have two tune-up games to play. But if we don't get it together by then, I think I'll understand everybody's worry then. Even so, this is only the first scrimmage, so we still have a ways to go. So Go Vols!!!!!

Outdated writes:

in response to Colliervol:

People seem to forget that 70% of this team are freshmen and sophomores. Very much a work in progress and any real fan should be fine with that. What do you think they are going to do---contend for a title? Ain't happening until they get some experience and some more depth. If they can get to 8 wins, I think it's a pretty good year. That means springing one or two upsets but I'm thinking that they have it in them, barring a rash of injuries. The offense will be fine and, if those freshman LB's can play some, the defense might be better than anybody thought. Line up and let's see.

I like this line of thinking..I'm thinking 7 wins would be a good year for this young team..either way 7 or 8 would create a lot of hope for the future...and should energize recruitig..hope it happens

MikeInTN writes:

Does anyone have their thoughts about Bray, or is it just me.

tennvolsman19651965 writes:

in response to MikeInTN:

Does anyone have their thoughts about Bray, or is it just me.

I have a lot of questions about Bray still. He beat very suspect teams and never faced the top notched SEC teams. But when he came in against SC and brought us back to a tie, after a VERY dismal effort from Simms, I have to pull for Bray giving us the best chance to win. I look forward the Bray / Worely competition next year.

tennvolsman19651965 writes:

in response to Outdated:

I like this line of thinking..I'm thinking 7 wins would be a good year for this young team..either way 7 or 8 would create a lot of hope for the future...and should energize recruitig..hope it happens

I agree with all of the statements, but am still hoping for 8 wins before the bowl game. However, we are lagging way behind in recruiting, and although it is early and recruits still have plenty of time to change their minds, I am worried about the future. If BAMA, Florida, Georgia and LSU keep taking all of the 4 & 5 star recruits, we are going to have to do a ton of "coaching up". One of the benefits of being in the SEC, is that the talent pool is right here, and we dont usually have to "coach up" players.

mdvol writes:

Looks like a good scrimmage for our "D" which is nice. Got to love most of our key playmakers found the endzone. No picks for Bray. All in all, not bad for scrimmage number one.

VOLS start the season 4-0! (Georgia 0-2)

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

in response to BolivarBob:

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This +1. Our O will be good. But I think our D is gonna be the shocker. Not because they had a good scrimage. As some have said, the D usually matures quicker than the O. But the D line is gonna be pretty good this yr. Our DBs gonna be amongst the best in the SEC. With Maggit and AJ Johnson in the mix, the LBs will be better than advertised.

jdcdjc writes:

One it's the first scrimmage, two the field is covered with freshmen and sophmores, three Bray is a soph and he came thru at game time last year, let's give them time to come together. GBO

JoeVols writes:

Talk about taking the bait.. Apparently all of you have. Of course Dooley will say we looked rough, need oiled, or whatever else. Have you ever heard a coach come out say "we looked great!" this early? Don't think so.

springtx_vol writes:

in response to TIGERDAN:

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First, assuming this is an LSU tiger, not a Memphis High Tiger, I would not be saying too much about smoke and mirrors for last years effort. It took a horrible coaching call to give LSU a chance to beat that smoke and mirror. IF this is a Memphis High tiger, nothing can be said to help you.

Second, the offense the entire year played fairly well except for Georgia. Had a RB with 100 plus yard against some pretty high ranked and good defenses. Was in most of the games until we just ran out of juice. Yes, we were lucky against LSU that they played maybe their worst game of the year against us. But to say that this offense does not have any potential is either prejudcial thinking or ignorance of recognition of talent.

Is Tenn going to win the SEC this year? Very little chance. Is Tenn going to be a challenger in 2012? Very good chance. If they are not competing for the SEC East next year, then we have to start talking about the coaching ability of this staff. Personally, I am not too worried about the coaching ability of this staff. The assistants have as proven track record as any staff in the country. Thompson, Cheney, Baggett, Simon, Wilcox, and the QB coach are as good as they get.

GainesvilleVol1 writes:

in response to JoeVols:

Talk about taking the bait.. Apparently all of you have. Of course Dooley will say we looked rough, need oiled, or whatever else. Have you ever heard a coach come out say "we looked great!" this early? Don't think so.

I agree, Dooley is probably taking lessons on how our team is doing from Dr. Lou. He has the patent on poormouthing.

GO VOLS!!

OrangePride writes:

in response to tennvolsman19651965:

I have a lot of questions about Bray still. He beat very suspect teams and never faced the top notched SEC teams. But when he came in against SC and brought us back to a tie, after a VERY dismal effort from Simms, I have to pull for Bray giving us the best chance to win. I look forward the Bray / Worely competition next year.

TB still really needs to work on completing those easier, under 10 yard passes. From what I've seen, I believe he tends to overthrow those balls and, as we all know, those are exactly the ones that can often wind up as a pick-6. That said, the kid has GREAT talent and poise. With the right coaching and work on his part, I think he's going to be just fine and really produce...especially with Worley on the doorstep. GO VOLS!

CrankE writes:

Finally some news about UT!

And it's.....bad news. Unexpectedly!
I'm sure it's because Bray is remembering that last pass he threw against UNC. Can we please have about 8 more articles chronicling Bray's last pass?

Off the soapbox now, this is about what I'd expect to hear on the first practice. No worries.

Rockytop38 writes:

Wouldn't you think that Jim Chaney should be as good a coach as they come since he tutored Dree Brees at Purdue? Just my thinking. Go Vols!

tennvolsman19651965 writes:

in response to OrangePride:

TB still really needs to work on completing those easier, under 10 yard passes. From what I've seen, I believe he tends to overthrow those balls and, as we all know, those are exactly the ones that can often wind up as a pick-6. That said, the kid has GREAT talent and poise. With the right coaching and work on his part, I think he's going to be just fine and really produce...especially with Worley on the doorstep. GO VOLS!

Couldnt have said it better myself. Go Vols!

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

in response to Rockytop38:

Wouldn't you think that Jim Chaney should be as good a coach as they come since he tutored Dree Brees at Purdue? Just my thinking. Go Vols!

I mentioned this from the jump and was blasted for it by the dilusional bunch. Why have Jim Chaney as an OC, yet make him your RB coach and hire Hinshaw to coach QBs? Chaney is one of the top 5 QB coaches in the country.

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

One thing I like, the top 5 tacklers were LBs. That is a direct result of dominance up front on the D-line. Things are looking up on The Hill. 8 wins, none more, none less.

GeneralNeylandsReturn writes:

in response to GainesvilleVol1:

I agree, Dooley is probably taking lessons on how our team is doing from Dr. Lou. He has the patent on poormouthing.

GO VOLS!!

>>Talk about taking the bait.. Apparently all of you have. Of course Dooley will say we looked rough, need oiled, or whatever else. Have you ever heard a coach come out say "we looked great!" this early? Don't think so.<<

Not just Holtz, all the great coaches (and I am not citing this as evidence that Derek Dooley is a great coach...history has to be written on that), even Vince D were masters at understatement. I grew up listening to Paul Bryant every week week saying "I just don't know if we have what it takes to match up with those boys" or some version there of - any coach that is happy in remarks the press on matters like this is either complacent, or playing some subtle form of gamesmanship.

Tennessee is a raw mix of exceptional young talent, lacking depth in a few key areas - mainly defensive front 7. Can they gel, and if so how fast and how good can they be?...that is why we pay the guys to coach and watch to see them play.

FearTheVols1252 writes:

I love seeing everyone put so much stock in the FIRST scrimmage. When has a first scrimmage ever gone 'well'?!?! Ummm... almost never. What coaches look for is how much they improve between scrimmage one and scrimmage two.

Tenn_Dawg writes:

Just an observation.....T. Poole looks like a beast in that picture above. He has a very good build. Sounds like he is playing very well too. UT will go as far as that OL will take them. Protect Bray and actually be able to run it a bit this year and they will score a lot of points. The defense may be holding on for dear life with the front 7 issues that UT apparently has going on.

I agree that Jim Chaney is a very good OC and QB coach.

Rich_Is_Re-born writes:

in response to FearTheVols1252:

I love seeing everyone put so much stock in the FIRST scrimmage. When has a first scrimmage ever gone 'well'?!?! Ummm... almost never. What coaches look for is how much they improve between scrimmage one and scrimmage two.

True. But I'm also looking at this scrimage compared to how bad things looked this time last yr.

rbhobbs73#226545 writes:

Funny how we have so many experts on here that claim they know EXACTLY how the season is going to go....after ONE scrimmage...that they didn't even see!

UTVOL2001 writes:

in response to VolzsFan:

they averaged about 13 points per game last year in the SEC. Oil might get them to 15.

Those boot lickers of Brey forget that on a game average of last year he would have ranked 11th out of the 12 SEC QBs.

You are a liar. Vol Fan my a#@! Worthless post

spencer1989#206886 writes:

Just counting down the days here until kick-off! Then as John Ward use to say....."It's football time in Tennessee!!!!"

UTKin1992 writes:

Yikes! Not "oiled up"? This isn't what I wanted - or expected - to hear about the offense. BUT, this was the first scrimmage...

castoff121 writes:

in response to OrangePsyched:

Everyone who follows football should know that the defense is virtually always ahead of the offense at this time of year. If we had lit it up on the D I would be very worried. I know that this isn't something that we normally do Vol fans but let's be trolls like Volzsfan and TigerDan. Go to the other SEC sites and you will get the same reaction as Dooley's to their first scrimmage.

My sentiments exactly.

Vols1998 writes:

in response to Witch_Doctors_Daddy:

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TB had >360 yds passing against KY, AM only had 165 yard....I am not seeing it. Our Pass Defense should keep that in check, its the run defense I am hoping we get better.

GBO!! Lets get Oiled up!!

Cordova_Vol writes:

in response to Colliervol:

People seem to forget that 70% of this team are freshmen and sophomores. Very much a work in progress and any real fan should be fine with that. What do you think they are going to do---contend for a title? Ain't happening until they get some experience and some more depth. If they can get to 8 wins, I think it's a pretty good year. That means springing one or two upsets but I'm thinking that they have it in them, barring a rash of injuries. The offense will be fine and, if those freshman LB's can play some, the defense might be better than anybody thought. Line up and let's see.

Spot on, Colliervol...spot on.

ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog writes:

I don't put too much stock into the first scrimmage because NO team in the country will look picture perfect..If their coach says,"Oh yeah, we looked great and there is absolutely nothing we need to work on..Bring on our first opponent", then they we be lying to themselves and everyone else.

This is why they have spring and fall practice to work out all the kinks and other issues that may come about..The coaches get paid very well to do what needs to be done to have the team ready for the season..I am very confident that these coaches will have the Vols ready for Montana..May not be the perfect game, but they will have the team ready for action..There will be things to work on after the Montana game, as there will be after every game..Again,THAT IS WHY THEY HAVE PRACTICE.

Smokey says "LET'S PLAY SOME D@MN FOOTBALL!!!".....

VolsUpsetYetAnother writes:

in response to Rich_Is_Re-born:

LSWho might need to worry about having to change OCs at the start of fall camp. Yeah, if I were you that's what I would be worried about. They were smoke and mirrors because of a young o-line and lack of talent/depth. And if I recall correctly LSWho had all they could handle from the smoke and mirrors offense. Jim Chaney is the real deal. Who is your offensive coordinator? Who is your QB? LSWho will lose in Neyland this yr.

There will be many improvements across the board this year! Chaney is a great OC, but dont think for a minute that DD didnt tell him that if he was going to stay that he would have to incorporate some of his offensive scheme. If you look back at DD offense at LA tech it was "smoke and mirrors". Defenses didnt know who had or was getting the ball. The only problem was DD didnt have the talent to really run it to a high enough level to win. We will incorporate the basics and a few curve balls from Chaneys master mindset, however, it is my opinion that with DD offense running along side of it with the talent we have even now that there will be some sleepless nights for some DC's in the SEC this year. We wont bring it out until the FL game, but when we do, watch out. Within the next season or two we may have a new nickname given to our offense, and it may very well be called "smoke and mirrors"! Watch out UT foes, UT is on the rise. We arent going to win the NC this year, but I guarantee that we are going to be neck and neck with all other SEC schools in the 4th Qtr this year. Dont be surprised if we are making you throw a few empty PBR cans at your tv's, and looking for your dog to kick! Come on down to Knoxville and watch it live! We'll leave the light on for ya!

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