Alex Golesh, Tennessee OC, discusses new approach to offense this spring
Alex Golesh has some dry humor, and he displayed it for Tennessee social media as the offensive coordinator fully understands what April Fools Day represents.
“Our goal, to be honest with you, just really, really sick of going so fast,” Golesh said as the Vols showed him in a practice video coaching a player to walk, not run, to the line of scrimmage. “We’ve been working it all spring. Guys aren’t getting it. So we’ve just gotta continue to coach through that, and the big coaching point is just slow down.”
The Vols had a tag line at the end of the video, “Fast. Fun. Real” but it was changed to “Slow. Fun. Real.”
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a new approach this spring…..#GBO pic.twitter.com/B1gVYQKLE3
— Tennessee Football (@Vol_Football) April 1, 2022
The Vols actually were the fastest team in college football last season, which makes this joke hit home, as they averaged nearly 3 plays per minute, and overall 73.2 plays per game despite just averaging 24 minutes, 30 seconds in time of possession.
The offense finished ninth in yards per game (474.9) despite being 19th in plays ran (952). Tennessee scored the eighth most touchdowns (63) in college football while finishing with 6,174 total yards, averaging 6.49 yards per play.
Hendon Hooker passed for 2,945 yards and 31 touchdowns, with just 3 interceptions. He completed 68 percent of his passes and rushed 616 yards and 5 touchdowns.