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One week was enough for Tennessee’s football staff to shake up the tailback depth chart a little bit, but it wasn’t enough to wipe away an entire offseason.
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Marlin was the man Friday night!
i think neal knows the score. if he doesn't run the play the way it's drawn up lane will be the starter against florida. of course there are times when the lanes are filled and he can get more yds. if he bounces it outside and sometimes it better 2 take a 1 yd. loss instead of 5. i think he'll be fine from here on out.
he did hang onto the ball.
GO BIG ORANGE!!!
GO BIG ORANGE!!!
And if Lane had gotten 222 + his 9 carries????????
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by clrstory on 9/3/2012 at 3:59 PM
Nice report Wes. Sounds like the coaches are going to continue having these backs push each other to get better. I think we may see a run by committee this year and that might just be the right recipe for success. GO VOLS!
BUTCH IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. GO VOLS!
When you don’t have a dominate RB that establishes himself as the clear starter, it's much more difficult on the coaching staff, IMO, to know who gives them the best opportunity to win games. Also, given that UT is RB by committee, at least at this point; it will take several games to really establish the clear starter. I know I’m stating the obvious, just wanted to throw in my opinion, I guess.
His problem in my mind is not bouncing outside its not taking the inside lane when he has it.
A back with speed can hit a middle opening, break a tackle or make someone miss and cut to the outside. Witness Montario Hardesty one and Poole when he got some blocking.
Backs that bounce it to the outside before the line of scrimmage get knocked backward for losses.
Occasionally those like Neal with speed can bounce it out when there is absolutely nothing there but with a quick hit and cut in the center of the line big plays are made.
Not to mention key first downs in short yardage situations.
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