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 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.