Tyson Helton wants to be 'aggressive' in play-calling at WKU

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WVLT) -- Former Tennessee offensive coordinator, Tyson Helton was formally introduced as WKU's head football coach on Tuesday.

In his introductory press conference, Helton said, "If I'm going to be criticized, I want to be criticized for taking chances and trying ot make plays. I don't want to be criticized for being conservative."

At times during the 2018 season, Helton's play-calling drew criticism for being exactly that - conservative.

Tennessee ranked 86th in the country in 2018, in terms of yards/play, at 5.2 yards per snap.

In terms of yards/completion, the Vols finished a respectable 40th in the country. Early in the season, however, Tennessee was ranked as low as 109 in that category - near the lowest in the nation.

Tennessee is still in search of its next offensive coordinator.