Vols expecting much better running game

photo Tennessee running back Tauren Poole (28) runs the ball during an NCAA college football game against Tennessee-Martin at Neyland Stadium on Sept. 4, 2010, in Knoxville, Tenn.

KNOXVILLE -- The University of Tennessee football coaches feel they have a three-part solution for one big problem the team had last season.

With a first-year starter at tailback, no complementary back and an offensive line that had just one player with starting experience and three true freshmen, the Volunteers' ground game had more moments of ineptitude than flashes of brilliance and consistency.

Now that their top three receiving targets are gone and sophomore quarterback Tyler Bray no longer is a secret to opponents, the Vols know the rushing attack must be improved this season.