KNOXVILLE — The goal is a very basic one for Tennessee's offense.
The Volunteers want to score points every time they touch the ball.
It's an impossible standard to reach, but the Vols aim for it anyway.
"Our job is to go score points," offensive coordinator Jim Chaney said Wednesday morning after Tennessee's practice, "and when we don't, you get frustrated."
The Vols probably get frustrated, too, when they score 31 or more points in three Southeastern Conference road games and win none of them. Tennessee is third in the SEC in scoring and fourth in yards, and it's not difficult to envision more than half the starting lineup playing at the next level. Yet when the other side of the ball is the worst in the SEC and surrendering 42 points and more than 522 yard per game to SEC teams, the Vols' offense probably feels like it has to score each and every time it takes the field.