October 6, 2009

Will Vols Hurry Up? More Tuesday Notes

In what has become a weekly traditin in Lane Kiffin's inaugural season on the job in the Knoxville, the Vols' head coach began the week addressing questions and possible solutions for a still-struggling offensive football team. This week, the fashionable question to pepper Kiffin with has been whether or not he sees any promise in pushing the tempo on offense and in the passing game.

It's a somewhat ironic thought, given the well-documented problems the Vols have had throwing the football in 2009. But it springs out of the success Tennessee had in a rare touchdown drive while in the two-minute drill to close the first half against Auburn, and in 181 yards passing racked up while in hurry-up mode during the fourth quarter.

It may qualify as grasping at straws, but when even wives and children are making critical observations of the Tennessee passing attack, anything is worth considering.


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