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Offensive Shift Suits Vols Foster

The Spread Offense is coming to the Hill in Knoxville..but that doesn't mean the end of ground pounding for the Volunteers.

With the arrival of new Offensive Coordinator Dave Clawson comes a somewhat new offensive philosophy for Tennessee..

Oh, the Vols will still throw the ball with former Erik Ainge backup Jonathan Crompton under center..

But, expect him to hand if off...A Arian Foster..

Foster rushed for almost 12-hundred yards and 12 Touchdowns last year.

He likes what the New Offensive Boss is bringing.

  Foster says:

"There is New Blood in the Offense, mixed in with the Old Blood...we'll see what happens. Clawson is very intelligient..took time to learn our old offense and mix in his new stuff and made it easy for us to learn...."

We'll see how quickly the Vols adapt when the kickoff the season against UCLA in Pasadena Monday September 1st.

The Vols had NO trouble passing the ball last season..

But, now that Erik Ainge is gone to the's Jonathan Cromptons' time to Shine for the Big Orange.

Crompton hit on 58% of his passes last season, the catch is he only threw 12 passes as Ainge' backup..

Ainge pitched it 519 times hitting 62% for more than 35-hundred yards and 31 touchdowns.

Speaking at SEC Media Days in Birmingham, UT Head Coach Phil Fulmer is NOT expecting the same thing from Crompton.

  Fullmer says:

"Jonathan Crompton brings a different style.. He's a runner.. He can hang in their in the pocket, throw and take a hit.. Plus he and Clausen are inseperable..."



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