Dooley sees practice progress

KNOXVILLE - College football coaches hesitate to comment on any day's work, especially a scrimmage, until they've seen the video.

But there was no silver lining to Tennessee's Saturday scrimmage, first-year Volunteers coach Derek Dooley confirmed Monday.

"It was pretty consistent with the initial reaction," Dooley said. "I was looking for something better, but I think I saw it right on when I was on the field."

Dooley was disappointed but admitted that he and his assistants have intentionally thrown as much of the new schemes as possible at their young team.

"We're trying to do a lot to see what we can do," Dooley said Monday. "Today we really tightened it down, and that's probably one of the reasons practice was so good. There wasn't a lot of thinking. They could just play.