Baggett still teaching

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The Tennessee Volunteers haven't won over a ranked opponent since Oct. 31, 2009. Ironically, that victory came over South Carolina 31-13 the last time UT donned black jerseys.

Kickoff for this SEC East matchup at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville is Saturday night at 7:21 (TV: ESPN2).

If UT wants history to repeat itself and get second-year coach Derek Dooley his first upset victory, it will need more production from its passing game. That won't be easy as the Gamecocks lead the nation in pass defense (133.7 yards per game). The visitors also come to town 15th nationally in turnover margin (plus-0.86).

What once was the team's most impressive unit has been debilitated by injuries to quarterback Tyler Bray and wide receiver Justin Hunter. Mix in a schedule that has had the Vols facing some of the top defenses in the country and UT hasn't had a passing touchdown in 13 quarters.

The redshirt came off of freshman quarterback Justin Worley in Tuscaloosa last Saturday night and the Rock Hill, S.C., native must have an error-free performance from his teammates and, most notably, his wide receiving corps.

To get the latest on how the wideouts are progressing, check out the video below from Tennessee wide receivers coach Charlie Baggett.


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