If getting embarassed in public is what it takes to get going, maybe we should have a public flogging for Coach Sal.
It was hardly a ringing endorsement of his recent play, but Tennessee offensive coordinator Jim Chaney has admitted to improvements quarterback Tyler Bray’s game the past two weeks. In that span, the junior has thrown nine touchdown passes and just one interception.
“I feel like he has played with a measured amount of discipline. There’s always two or three plays in the last couple of weeks that we would have liked to have back. But it’s better than six or seven. I feel like he’s playing with more discipline or calm in the last few weeks.”
Prior to Tennessee’s game against South Carolina two weekends ago, head coach Derek Dooley threatened to pull Bray if he was “loose” with the football. Since then his signal-caller has responded.
In his first seven games this season, here’s how Bray performed:
244 attempts, 144 completions, 59.0% completions, 1,914 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions
And here’s how he’s done against Carolina and Troy since being called out publicly:
90 attempts, 56 completions, 62.2% completions, 898 yards, nine touchdowns, and just one interception.
Bray and the Vols face Missouri on Saturday.