Offense ready for Week 3

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Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney and the Tennessee Volunteers are off to the first ever consecutive 500-plus yard game start after wins over North Carolina State and Georgia State.

However, the Vols will get their first true test when Florida comes to town for their SEC opener in Neyland Stadium and Chaney doesn't much difference in this Gators team than the one that laid a 33-23 win on the Vols in 2011.

"I don't see a considerable amount of difference, I don't," Chaney said. "I think they are a real physical football team that flies around and wants to play a real physical style of defense. I don't see a lot of differences between this year and years past."

Watch as Chaney addressed the media Wednesday following practice at Haslam Field:

The Vols offensive line has given up just one sack thus far in the 2012 season, but they will see a whole different level of defense Saturday night.

The Gators will likely attack Tyler Bray early and often to try and slow down the Southeastern Conference's top passing attack, averaging 353.5 yards per game.

Watch as offensive line coach Sam Pittman talks with InsideTennessee following Wdnesday's practice:

In spite of having a Biletnikoff Award Watch List wide receiver on the opposite side, Tennessee junior Cordarrelle Patterson has turned his share of heads in just two games on the Div. I level. While Justin Hunter turned in a three-touchdown performance against Georgia State, Patterson has amassed 360 all-purpose yards.

The Rock Hill, S.C., native and former FOX Sports NEXT five-star has shown as much or more ability running after the catch as any edge player Tennessee has had in the past decade.

"He's pretty special at that," wide receivers coach Darin Hinshaw said. "If you look at assets that's one thing he does a really good job. He has elusiveness in tight space. He plays like a little guy, but he's big and he's really fast. He can make those cuts and everything and understands the game that you can't really teach. That's really special."

Hinshaw gives his take on how his hands unit will attack their Southeastern Conference rivals and other topics in this video:

Jay Graham was never able to declare victory over the Florida Gators during his time with the Orange & White (1993-96), but Saturday night he gets another chance, as a coach.

Graham's position group, running backs, has lacked in short-yardage and goal line production this season, but still ranks as the No. 3 rushing offense in the Southeastern Conference averaging 187.5 yards per game.

Watch as Graham addressed the media following Wednesday's practice at Haslam Field:


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