When Butch Jones took over the Tennessee Volunteers in 2013, they had one of the worst rosters in the entire country. After a losing season, Butch Jones was able to get to a bowl game in his second year.

He beat an Iowa team handily, and the Vols had a lot of hype heading into the 2015 season.Josh Dobbsis turning into a great quarterback, and running backJalen Hurdprovides a strong running game for the Vols.

Tennessee lost four games in 2015, but they were within 20 points of going undefeated. Tennessee destroyed a highly ranked Northwestern team in their bowl game, and they lost few people to graduation.

Tennessee returns the most experienced roster in the country, and expectations are sky high for these Volunteers.


The defense is one of the strong points of this team. There are playmakers all over the field, and Derek Barnett is the most underrated defensive player in the country. As many teams found out last year, it is hard to find a weak spot on this defense. There are a lot of teams that will struggle to run the Football against the strong front seven of this team. The overall speed is better than it has been in a decade, and expect new defensive coordinator Bob Shoop to take advantage of his new weapons. In his last two stops, he has been able to lead one of the best defenses in the country.

Butch Jones upgraded his coaching staff with this hire, and the results on the field will show it.


As strong as the defense is, the offense is even better. Senior quarterback Joshua Dobbs is one of the best players in the SEC. Despite lacking elite throwing accuracy, he is able to make plays with his feet on a consistent basis.

The two-headed running attack of Hurd and Kamara is one of the best in the country. This team will score a lot of points, and that is without even mentioning the special teams. Evan Berry is the best kick returner in the country, and the Vols have the highest rated special teams unit in the country according to many college football experts.

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