UT abandons strengths, fails

There's only one way to upend Alabama, it seems: Stick to what you do best

Updated: October 22, 2012, 12:03 PM ET
By Alex Scarborough | TideNation

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- What was Derek Dooley thinking? The Tennessee coach had to know how this was going to play out.

Dooley ran an end-around against Alabama, for goodness sakes. That makes about as much sense as attacking a porterhouse steak with a spork. You can't finesse red meat. You take a knife to it and hope for the best.

Dooley had the right idea trying to get the ball to Tennessee's best players in Justin Hunter and Cordarrelle Patterson. But take a look at the other guys. ...

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