KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The weakness of its last-season schedule has given Tennessee's defense an opportunity to flex its muscles. Tennessee has allowed a total of eight points over its last two games and is on pace to end the season with its best scoring defense of the post-Phillip Fulmer era. The Volunteers (7-4, 4-3 SEC) are chasing their first five-game winning streak since...
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As the Vols entered the offseason, they could rest easy knowing they had two safeties returning with three seasons of starting experience in Brian Randolph and LaDarrell McNeil as well as arguably their best player in corner Cam Sutton with two years of starting experience under his belt. Behind these players was where the question existed entering the spring. Following the Orange...
A year ago the Vols secondary was responsible for 14 interceptions, four of which were returned for touchdowns, and finished 58th in NCAA pass efficiency defense. Luckily for Tennessee football in 2014, unlike the defensive line, they won’t have to replace a single starter for this season. That’s not to say they won’t want to, though. Butch Jones and his staff brought in an...
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