Decisions in clutch not good
Posted: Monday, April 12, 2010 6:36 pm
KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee coach Derek Dooley wanted to see what his Volunteers could do in last-minute situations where the game might be on the line.
The Vols rehearsed such situations during their Saturday scrimmage, and Dooley wasn’t quite happy with what he saw.
There were penalties, substitution errors, coaching mistakes, special teams problems and clock management issues.
Some Vols did still shine.
Tailback Tauren Poole led the way with 87 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries.
Matt Milton caught two touchdown passes, Luke Stocker caught two passes for 54 yards and Denarius Moore caught two passes for 53 yards.
Matt Simms finished 8-for-25 for 110 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
Tyler Bray was 10-for-19 for 87 yards, a touchdown and an interception.
The two are now the leaders in UT’s quarterback competition after Nick Stephens left the team last week.
Austin Johnson led the defense with seven tackles, including one for a loss.