October 9, 2013
Bajakian sees growth, but not satisfied
Despite what was a heartbreaking overtime loss to Georgia last weekend Tennessee headed into it's first open week of 2013 with some momentum. For the first time this year, some of that momentum was generated from the offensive side of the ball, which is coming off its best two quarters of football in the second half against the Bulldogs.
The biggest reason for optimism in the eyes' of most was the steady play of quarterback Justin Worley, a player who has been a lightning rod for criticism after the Vols' first five games.
In the second half against Georgia, Worley directed three crucial touchdown drives while completing 10-of-17 passes for 143 yards and one touchdown.
Not surprisingly, offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian concedes that it was the best the Tennessee offense has played this fall. What Bajakian does take issue with is the view that the improved performance--or the previous struggles for that matter--are all tied up in Worley's play.
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