Don’t Touch Your Tongue to the Vols Rushing Game

Chris Low at ESPN.com notes that the Vols’ running game is not just cold. He labels it freezer burn.

The Vols could use a Reggie Cobb this Saturday against the LSU Tigers. Photo courtesy from The Daily Beacon.

The Vols rank No. 114 nationally in rushing offense, averaging 85 yards per game. But in the Vols’ two conference games, they have minus 29 yards rushing. Mr. Low points out that this is not an anomaly. Last season, Tennessee averaged only 109 yards per game on the ground. The Vols have averaged more than 140 yards rushing in a season only once going back to 2005.

Mr. Low writes the awful truth…

This is a program with a proud tradition of running the football. The list of great running backs to come through Tennessee, just in the last 25 years, goes on forever – Jamal Lewis, Charlie Garner, James Stewart, Chuck Webb, Travis Henry, Reggie Cobb, Jay Graham, Travis Stephens, Montario Hardesty and Arian Foster. But those names are just a distant memory now, and this is a program that’s lost its edge when it comes to lining up and running the football.

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2 responses to “Don’t Touch Your Tongue to the Vols Rushing Game”

  1. tk says :

    doesnt curt watson have one year of eligibility left?????????

    • norcalvol says :

      I believe the “Crossville comet” was your fav, tk.

      Here’s a snippet from his on-line bio. Amazing career after UT…

      “From Knoxville, Watson moved on to two years in the NFL with the New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers. He then joined the Navy and was accepted for flight school. His eleven years as a Navy pilot included a four-stint with the internationally heralded Blue Angels. Curt Watson, now a pilot for Federal Express, has remained active in the world of sports, serving on the Liberty Bowl Selection Committee and the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors. The “Crossville Comet” provided another exciting chapter in the much-heralded history of Tennessee Volunteer football. The vision of his constantly churning through the powerful defenses of such SEC giants as Alabama, Auburn, and Florida will not soon be forgotten by Vols fans of his era.”

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