''We've shown flashes of brilliance,'' head coach Phillip Fulmer said. ''But we need more consistency.''
The Vols were at their most brilliant in the final minutes of regulation and the five OT periods vs. Bama. The question is: Why?
''When the kids have had their backs to the wall, they've performed very well,'' Fulmer said.
Maybe the coach needs to convince his players their backs are to the wall right now. There's still time to salvage a good season if the Vols can get their act together. Fulmer thinks they will.
''Our players listen well,'' he said. ''They don't always do things right but they're responsive.''