10.14.2011

Vols Rushing Attack Must Get Going


If the Tennessee Vols are going to have any success the remainder of the year, they must find a way to get the running game going. The Vols are averaging an SEC worst 84.8 yards per game this year and that is simply not how you win football games.

Without gunslinger Tyler Bray in the picture, the running game needs to be a priority in the Vols offense for the remainder of the year. With senior Matt Simms leading the offense, a good balanced attack is what the Vols need. Simms is a more than capable quarterback as shown at times last year and at the end of the Georgia game last week, but he is going to need some help.

Senior Tauren Poole has been slowed by a hamstring injury, so the Vols are going to need freshman Marlon Lane to step up big time if Poole cannot go. The offensive line must improve and find a way to get back to the way they played in the first half of 2010 when Simms was the starter.

It's going to be an interesting ride for the Vols, but if they can get some production out of the running game, it might make things a little better.

[Image: Wade RackleyThe Daily Beacon]

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