Vols get two weeks to prepare for Miss State. Better continue running the ball well and learn how to stop the run or Fooley will be out of town before you know it.
During Saturday’s game against Georgia, CBS analyst Gary Danielson — who is as good as film-breaker-downer as anybody in college football — announced during the second half of Tennessee’s game that whenever the Vols align in the shotgun format with an off-set tailback a yard behind the quarterback… they run the ball “99.9% of the time.” Sure enough, every time Danielson pointed it out, Tennessee did seem to run the football.
But even with Georgia keying on that “tell,” UT still rushed for 197 yards against the Bulldogs. When asked by a fan yesterday about Danielson’s comment, Dooley reminded a booster club of those numbers:
“It was a 200-yard rushing game against one of the top fronts in the nation. For next week, I’m probably going to send Dan (Mullen) our entire run-game package.”
Tennessee faces Mississippi State in Starkville on Saturday in what could be the make-or-break game of Derek Dooley’s tenure.