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Key to improvement: Preston Williams

Marvin West
Sports

Last week I said, as if I knew what I am talking about, that if Tennessee is going to win big football games, take the SEC East title and maybe stick its nose into the national playoff, it must:

a. Improve the downfield passing game.
b. Find a left offensive tackle to protect the quarterback’s backside.
c. Refine receiver techniques and get the right guys on the field.

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Worrying about Battle at Bristol

Marvin West
Sports

No doubt you have been worrying for weeks about the upcoming Battle at Bristol. What if the Hokies upset the Volunteers and derail the exciting run toward the national championship before it really begins?

Oh, you say the big game hasn’t even entered your mind? You have been wondering if somebody can catch the ball if Joshua Dobbs throws down the field? And you are somewhat interested in how bad is Jalen Reeves-Maybin’s bum shoulder and whether Tennessee can win the fourth quarter against Florida and Alabama?

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From Dooley to Jones

Marvin West
Sports

Spring assessment: “We’re really a bad football team. We have a long way to go, we really do. The passing game is terrible from an execution standpoint. The running game is nonexistent, and really, that’s about it. The kickers and punters are below average.”

Scrimmage summation: “We weren’t very good. We were poor in protections. We were poor in routes, we were poor in throws. The passing game didn’t look very good.”

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