It was immediately apparent, the way Erik Ainge picked apart the
In my eyes, the real pass-master at Neyland Stadium on Saturday was Vols offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe, who is back in his old job after seven years in exile. From 1993 to '99, he molded the
It was that sort of astute game-planning that many Volunteers fans felt the team was missing under the man who replaced Cutcliffe after he left to coach Ole Miss, former offensive coordinator Randy Sanders.
Cutcliffe, a year removed from being fired at Ole Miss (where, by the way, he turned Eli Manning into a superstar), had spent the 2005 season hanging out in Knoxville and appearing on local radio. When
The remodeled staff has taken charge, and through the first game, at least, Ainge and the Volunteers offense appear to be on a mission. The rest of the SEC better watch out. In Sports Illustrated's college football preview, I picked