Vols Adapting to Heupel’s New Fast & Furious Offense
Tennessee was next to last in total offense last year in the SEC.
That should change this fall as new head coach Josh Heupel brings his fast and furious style to Rocky Top.
Vols players are finally getting a taste of it now that spring practice has started.
Josh Heupel’s offense isn’t just up-tempo, it’s hyper drive.
In the UCF game against Memphis last year, Heupel’s Knights offense ran 96 plays for 798 yards in jus 26 minutes of possession time.
Said Heupel:”We use the code word attack. That’s a big part of who we are inside the building.”
Said receivers coach Kodi Burns:”That’s who we are. That’s what we do.”
Said receiver Cedric Tillman:”I’m excited for the new offense. I think it’s going to be electric this year.”
Said Burns:”To some people it maybe difficult, but to us, it’s the way of life.”
To keep their foot on the gas, the offense even practices getting the ball to the official quickly after each play.
Said defensive back Jaylen McCollough:”It’s really undescribable. Those guys are legit. Hiking the ball. Running and playing in about like three seconds they are back on the ball ready to go.”
Said Tillman:”It’s now 100 percent right now where we want it to be, but next week or two weeks from now to the spring game, I think you guys will definitely see the fast-paced tempo that Coach Heupel and all the other coaches have been preaching that we are going to do.”
Said Heupel:”What we’re doing offensively, the buy-in has been fantastic. Guys want to learn how to play the way that we are going to play.”
Of course Tennessee’s fast offense will speed up the Vols defense in practice, and that may be a good thing as well.
Said defensive lineman Matthew Butler:”If we play another Arkansas or Missouri a couple of years ago, and they loved going fast and stuff like that. We’re even more efficient, and we play better football.”