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08:14 AM ET 10.11 | The scene that unfolded in the most recent edition of Tennessee-LSU lingers. Offensive coordinator Gary Crowton accepted blame for the snafu, and it might have been what led to his departure at the end of the season. Trying to substitute players at the goal line with the clock winding down contributed to the delay and confusion. LSU's offense this season is more streamlined and operating more efficiently under the guidance of Steve Kragthorpe, who was hired to replace Crowton, and Greg Studrawa. ... There are fewer substitutions and fewer personnel packages. The offense has returned to a run-first physical ground game intent on pounding the opponent and hitting it with an occasional pass.

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October 11, 2011  08:25 AM ET

Somehow, I don't think that'll be a problem this time around.

October 11, 2011  08:39 AM ET
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Somehow, I don't think that'll be a problem this time around.

Yeah, I think the last play of the game will be a mercy kneel. Perhaps every play in the 2nd half will be, because LUS will be up 45-0 at halftime.

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October 11, 2011  09:06 AM ET

Tough three weeks ahead for the Vols, but you know what they say, when the going gets tough,,,,,
uh,,, anybody??

October 11, 2011  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Somehow, I don't think that'll be a problem this time around.

You beat me to it. This game may be over by halftime. LSU is as good as I've seen in a while.

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October 11, 2011  10:10 AM ET
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The Vols will need the extra men..Not sure if they wud still stop this **** whipping from happening

Simms is gonna need 13+ on offense to keep HB7 from getting about 9 interceptions on the day.

I probably won't even watch it. I don't think my heart can take it.

October 11, 2011  10:12 AM ET

even though UTK is in the **** right now, they won't be losing any games they were expected to win. They would still beat MTSU, Vandy and UK without a QB. They were expected to go 1-4 the next 5 weeks anyway.

October 11, 2011  10:14 AM ET
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Yeah, I think the last play of the game will be a mercy kneel. Perhaps every play in the 2nd half will be, because LUS will be up 45-0 at halftime.

VHF - you highly underestimate Les Mile's propensity to make a game like this interesting. I'll be there and nothing would surprise me. As an SEC homer, I love the guy. He may be crazy, but he's never boring.

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October 11, 2011  10:27 AM ET
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Its not like it will be close :)... no drama... Another year or 2 and you will have the depth you all need... And to think we wont get Hunter and Rogers the next 2 years most likely ..

I know. I just want to piss and moan a bit.

Does bug though that we'll probably only get to see the Rogers/Bray/Hunter triumvirate of awesome one year only. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if all 3 left after next year. But then again, since they're all so close, maybe they'll stay to make a good run their senior year.

Probably not though...

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October 11, 2011  11:13 AM ET

LUS's biggest worry will be making sure no one pulls a hammy or blows a knee in a post-TD chest bump etc....

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