KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s receiving corp has proven to be very adept at catching the ball when it is thrown in their direction.
But the Vols have struggled to make yards after the catch, otherwise known as “YAC.”
That’s one area new receivers coach David Johnson aims to make a difference, stressing the yards after the catch to the Tennessee wideouts in each practice this spring.
The Vols’ new pro-style offense aims to stretch the field vertically and horizontally, the better to open up the field for the run game.
Tennessee’s receivers have not yet proven to be among the fastest in the SEC, and they haven’t often gotten behind the defense.
That means the Vols might have to throw more underneath and look to the receivers to break tackles for extra yardage.
Mike Griffith and WNML’s Josh Ward discuss the issues at receiver, as well as tight end, in today’s podcast.
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