Dooley thinks Vols run game is better

photo In this file photo, UT's Tauren Poole gains yards in the annual Orange and White game in Neyland Stadium.

KNOXVILLE - Alex Bullard's knowledge of how the University of Tennessee and tailback Tauren Poole ran the football last season is limited.

After all, the Volunteers' sophomore left guard was at Notre Dame last year before arriving at UT in January as a walk-on.

"T-Poole rushed for over 1,000 yards, so they had to be doing something right," Bullard said after practice Tuesday morning.

As coach Derek Dooley, Poole and others have said throughout the offseason, though, consistency was missing despite Poole's impressive numbers. For every solid game Poole had, he had a so-so or bad game behind an offensive line that started three true freshmen and entered 2010 with just three career starts, all by senior Jarrod Shaw.