Vols' coordinator Wilcox has seconds to make defensive calls

photo UT defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox watches during the Orange and White game at Neyland Stadium.

KNOXVILLE - Justin Wilcox hardly has time to use a cheat sheet.

Tennessee's defensive coordinator takes a dozen different tests on a dozen autumn Saturdays, and, like any other test or exam, he studies, memorizes and prepares for hours and hours.

In reality, though, Wilcox takes a test each time his Volunteers' defense lines up for a play. And all those hours during the week of breaking down game video, studying opposing offenses and noting their tendencies for any and every possible situation that might come up on Saturday boil down into what he described as a window of six or seven seconds.