So, who benefits most from the extra week to prepare?
''It depends,'' Vol offensive coordinator Randy Sanders said during a break in preparation for Tennessee's Dec. 31 Peach Bowl shootout with Maryland. ''Sometimes you can prepare (a package) and the defense will change and you're not getting the look you prepared it for. Sometimes you can prepare too much and you go out there confused, instead of just doing what you do well."
Regardless, Sanders would rather have two weeks to prepare for a game than one.
''Obviously, the extra preparation time is good,'' he said. ''As coaches, you like it because it allows you to cover more bases. But it can also be a negative thing if you try to cover too much, prepare too many different things.''