The topic: slowing down.
Moore plays like a weekend bag packed for a week-long trip. He tries to fit it all in.
Against Western Carolina, he stormed into the game trying make things happen defensively. He was whistled for three fouls in two minutes. Bench.
Against Memphis, he sprang off the bench trying to stir the Vols' pot offensively. He committed two turnovers in two minutes. Bench.
Against Ole Miss on Jan. 9, he drew the dreaded "Did Not Play – Coach's Decision."
Then came the meeting with Martin and Williams. Then came Saturday's game at Alabama.
For Tennessee, the affair was a 68-65 loss and another step deeper into the quick sand of a three-game losing streak. For Moore, though, it was a long stride back into the rotation and back into the coach's good graces.
Career highs were matched or set in set in minutes played (21), field goals made (three) and points scored (seven).
"Even though I didn't play in past games, coach Martin always tells me to stay ready," Moore said after the loss in Tuscaloosa. "Some people would go put their head down and say, 'I don't want to be here and I don't want to do this,' but I just keep going to practice and keep working."
At 6-foot-5, Moore was a scorer in high school at tiny Mt. Paran Christian School in Kennesaw, Ga. Martin deemed him a future point guard and the transition hasn't been without hiccups.
The lessons aren't easy – swing the ball when it needs to be swung, attack when the paint can be attacked, shoot when the defense offers a shot.
"The thing about Armani is that he is very aggressive, sometimes over aggressive on the defensive side of the ball with handchecks, and offensively, he is aggressive off the bounce, but he turns the ball over in those situations," Martin said. "But he has done a really good job the last few weeks of taking care of the basketball."
It showed Saturday. With junior point guard Trae Golden losing his starting job and spending long stretches on the bench, Martin tossed Moore an opportunity. Though the Vols committed 16 turnovers, none landed on Moore's stat line.
The Vols outscored the Tide by two points during Moore's 21 minutes. They were outscored by nine during Golden's 24 minutes.
"He has earned those minutes," Martin said. "I think he will be consistent in the rotation because he competes and plays hard."
Moore played only four minutes combined in Tennessee's previous two true road games, at Georgetown and at Virginia. At Alabama, he splashed in a 3-pointer with 10 minutes, 41 seconds left giving the Vols a 46-45 lead, pulled four rebounds, drew a charge and blocked a shot.
"He's one of those guys when you talk about a road atmosphere, he's not intimidated by that," Martin said.
Which is good, considering Tennessee travels to Kentucky on Tuesday. The Vols are 4-33 all-time at Rupp Arena.
There will be another meeting before that.
"I think now I'll sit down with all the coaches and they'll help me figure out my role," Moore said. "I have a lot to learn, but I feel like I'm getting my confidence back."
Brendan F. Quinn covers Tennessee men's basketball. Follow him at Twitter.com/BFQuinn