April 11, 2012

Offense working out the kinks, more notes

Throughout spring, Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley has described his offense's passing game as rusty. Last Friday in the Vols' first scrimmage, the quarterbacks combined to go 28 of 60 for 265 yards, a touchdown and an interception.

Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney said it wasn't so much rust as it was poor play.

"I think so much of the passing game is about the execution at the quarterback position, and I don't think we were particularly accurate throwing the ball," Chaney said. "If you mentioned rust to me, I'd say accuracy was an issue. That comes from lack of fundamentals in the backfield a lot, and that's the technical side we're trying to get better at."

That starts with starter Tyler Bray. The junior was just 13 of 32 for 142 yards an interception and a touchdown in what Chaney describes as a subpar day.

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