Young Vols struggle to move past bad plays

photo University of Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley speaks to the press during an event.

Arkansas-SEMO Live Blog

KNOXVILLE - One bad play can't lead to another bad play.

That's where the University of Tennessee offense struggled during practice on Thursday morning, and Derek Dooley noted that not letting one play affect the next is going to be something his young team will struggle with this fall.

"Every day elements of our youth show up in different areas," the Volunteers' second-year coach said, "and I think the biggest challenge we're going to have as a team is when things aren't going our way, do we have the maturity to pull out of it? Things went bad early for the offense, the defense poured it on and we just need to learn how to be a little more solution-oriented.