Tennessee opened up the 2012 football season against the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes. Trying to lay the ground work for the rest of the season Tennessee came out and pounded the ball on the ground led by first year starter Rajon Neal who amassed over 100 yards on the ground and a huge td run of 50+ yards. The Tennessee defense stepped up and played huge by not allowing the Tulsa offense to pass the 50 yard line all game. Playing this well allowed many of the backups who do not get to see much playing a chance to get in there and show the Tennessee coaches what they got. Tennessee went on to take this season opening game 41-0. We caught up with new Tennessee head coach ctvolfan after the game. How does it feel to get this first W? It feels good we still have a lot of work to do but getting a win no matter who it isfeels good. With the defense playing like they did today how far do you see this team going?This team will go as far as the defense takes them. It's no mystery to win the SEC and to gofurther you need a tough and nasty defense. So only time will tell. What are you early impressions of next weeks opponent Arizona St?I have not had the opportunity to watch a whole lot of game film, but in recent historythe offenses of the Pac 12 have been soaring above the rest. If we want to have a chancethe defense along with our 102,000 fans are going to have to show up ready to play and too make some noise. Thanks coach!