Jalen Hurd's stepdad sounds off on Tennessee's offensive struggles under Butch Jones
The Tennessee Volunteers have one of the most talented running backs in the SEC in John Kelly, but haven’t figured out how to best use him.
Kelly only touched the ball 18 times in Saturday’s loss to South Carolina and wasn’t used at all during a late attempt at a game-winning drive.
Arthur Smotherman, who is the stepfather of former Tennessee RB Jalen Hurd, isn’t surprised the Vols can’t figure out how to use their best player.
Smotherman took to Facebook to call out coach Butch Jones and the Tennessee offense for being too predictable:
— Trey Wallace (@TreyW_Radio) October 15, 2017
Hurd transferred during the 2016 season, leaving Kelly and Alvin Kamara to handle the Vols’ running game.
This year, Kelly is a one-man show mostly, and while he’s dynamic with the ball in his hands, the Vols tend to ignore him in the crucial moments of games.
If Jones can’t figure out how to use Kelly better in the coming weeks, it may be part of what ultimately costs him his job.