UT finds answers

The highly-publicized departures of tailback Bryce Brown, budding offensive tackle star Aaron Douglas and rising senior quarterback Nick Stephens certainly stood out in a bad way, but the veterans still on the roster claim everyone still with the team is ready to move forward under the new battle captain.

“I’m not concerned about our leadership,” Dooley said. “I’ve been extremely pleased with our guys in that area … and it’s only going to get better over time.”

Linebacker LaMarcus Thompson said it was “very easy” for the most of the Vols to buy into the Dooley way.