April 4, 2008

New WR Coach Sees Talent To Work With

This time a year ago, when the subject of question marks on the Tennessee football team came up, the wide receiving corps was frequently cited as cause for concern. The unit is spawning some questions this spring too, but of a different sort. Now it's not a matter of whether the Vols can be any good at receiver, but a more familiar question of 'just how good can they be?'

New wide receiver coach Latrell Scott is the first to tell you that he's inherited an enviable situation. The Vols are returning three veterans at the position who all proved their mettle in SEC play last fall. Lucas Taylor earned All-SEC honors with a breakout junior season (73 catches, 1,000 yards, five TD's). Josh Briscoe (56 catches, 557 yards, six TD's) emerged as a reliable target with some speed and had the best game of his career in the Outback Bowl over Wisconsin with seven catches for 101 yards and Austin Rogers (56 catches, 624 yards, four TD's) fought off a couple of key drops early in the season to stamp himself as a legitimate SEC target.

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