Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 8/5/13
Tennessee free safety Brian Randolph has heard the criticism of the Volunteers' secondary and is ready to prove the skeptics wrong. ''Before we get out there and start working, we get together and remind ourselves that people consider us the worst secondary in the SEC,'' Randolph said. ''That has been a motivator for us. I think it got us better this offseason.'' The Vols gave up the most points (35.7) and yards (471.4) per game of any team in the Southeastern Conference last year in part because a lack of speed in the secondary made them vulnerable to big plays. Tennessee's defense gave up six touchdowns of at least 70 yards. The other 13 SEC defenses combined to allow only 10 touchdowns of that length. The Vols' defense yielded an SEC-high 13 touchdowns of at least 40 yards, more than twice as many as all but one team in the conference. Mississippi's defense gave up 11 touchdowns of at least yards. Those numbers naturally caused plenty of complaints and played a role in the de...
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