Monday, October 31, 2005

Volunteers wanted | by Jay

Boy, when things go south, they really go south.

First, the Volunteers lost all-SEC running back and leading rusher Gerald Riggs to an ankle injury last week. Then on Saturday they were pecked to death by Spurrier's Gamecocks, dropping out of the top 25 for the first time in three years (this, after being ranked no. 3 preseason).

Now, offensive coordinator Randy Sanders has stepped down, relinquishing the playcalling reins for the Vols' 99th-ranked offense (although he'll remain with the team through the season as the quarterbacks coach). Rumors on some Vol boards have Phat Phil taking over the offense this weekend, and even a possible return to Knoxville by David Cutcliffe at some point.

It's a mess. Even Lulu and Junior have got to be worried.