Interesting Spring game over the weekend. Isn't it funny when you see such limited stuff from a media standpoint that what gets focused on is the kicking game? And that's the truth. This UT team got a lot of great stuff done in the spring. In fact, it was a wonderful spring from the standpoint of keeping guys healthy and Bray taking the next step as a leader. Certain guys on defense took it up a notch. Some young guys like Devron Young, given the chance fared well. But folks today are talking about the kicking game. And why not? When you close practice and act like Meta World Peace is at stake if somebody sees your team practice, this is what you get. My favorite 'special teams' play has to be the Palardy punt that looked like it was kicked out the jugs machine that was fumbled on the back end. Dark comedy. That's how I describe UT's 'Special Teams.' And how can I think anything else? It's all we've seen. And I'm not going to believe coach spin about how it was just a bad day. I know better. I watched last year’s team.
I'm on the record picking 9 wins for this season. Derek Dooley must name the kid from Knoxville West the #1 kicker when he gets to school. He needs to tell everybody else that they had their chance and that now George Bullock will get the chance to own the job in camp. The guys in front of him have all had their chance.
Here's the truth. Unless UT figures something out at kicker, it's big trouble. This team isn't good enough to stink at special teams and think it's going to beat people that matter. That might be harsh, but it's true.
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