Monday, September 22, 2014

Five Vol questions

If you're looking to introduce yourself to the state of things up on Rocky Top, this is as good a place as any to start. The Volunteers are coming off a bye week staring at a tough stretch of games ahead, one that will certainly define their season. And as I stated earlier, it starts with their youthful offensive line.
Through three games, Tennessee's allowed nine sacks after the veteran group that put four players on NFL rosters surrendered just 15 all of last season. A better comparison is perhaps the 2010 offensive line, also an inexperienced group, that also allowed nine in the season's first three games, including six to Florida.
After starting a different lineup in each game, Tennessee appears to have settled on a five it likes, so the Vols hope the unit will jell and true freshmen Jashon Robertson and Coleman Thomas will improve with more experience.
Can Tennessee get that thing settled before Justin Worley loses a limb? Hopefully they're still looking for that particular answer this time next week.