Tennessee’s success this fall will be determined primarily by what it does against the second tier of the SEC East.
Author: Joel Hollingsworth
It may look and smell like sour grapes from a long-suffering Tennessee fan, but giving cross-divisional results the same weight as divisional results when ranking teams within a division makes no sense, no matter the messenger.
Here’s a list of all of the 2017 coaching candidates, where they ended up and how they fared last season.
We’ve ranked Tennessee’s newcomers by their opportunity for playing time this fall, based on positional opportunity, their own talent level, and the talent level of the guys already there.
BYU may well be the Vols’ most dangerous non-conference opponent this fall, but UAB is right there with them.
Where do the Vols’ positional units stack up compared to their SEC brethren heading into this fall?
The good news: The projected starters along the Vols’ o-line this fall all weigh in at over 300 pounds. The bad news: Everybody else is bigger still.
Is being undersized part of the problem for Tennessee’s offensive line? Here are the numbers for the last two years and the projections for this fall.
How many guys does it take to start at five offensive line positions over the course of 12 games? More than you think, especially in 2017.
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