2015 Defensive Preview: Tennessee Volunteers – Defensive Ends

In this series, we are taking a look at the talent on the Tennessee Volunteers’ roster headed into the 2015 season. The Volunteers are poised to be one of the more improved teams in the country this year, and their success or failure will be largely determined by their defense. The unit saw a lot of improvement last year, but must be even better in 2015. This post will conclude the series as we examine the Vols’ defensive ends.

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2015 Defensive Preview: Tennessee Volunteers – Defensive Tackles

In this series, we are taking a look at the talent on the Tennessee Volunteers’ roster headed into the 2015 season. The Volunteers are poised to be one of the more improved teams in the country this year, and their success or failure will be largely determined by their defense. The unit saw a lot of improvement last year, but must be even better in 2015. This post will examine the Vols’ defensive tackles, and the series will conclude with a look at the defensive ends later this week.

You can read the defensive backs preview here and the linebackers preview here. and more about the defensive scheme here and here.

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2015 Defensive Preview: Tennessee Volunteers – Linebackers

In this series, we are going to take a look at the talent on the Tennessee Volunteers’ roster headed into the 2015 season. The Volunteers are poised to be one of the more improved teams in the country this year, and their success or failure will be largely determined by their defense. The unit saw a lot of improvement last year, but must be even better in 2015. This post will examine the Vols’ linebackers, while we’ll take a look at the defensive linemen in the coming days. Continue reading “2015 Defensive Preview: Tennessee Volunteers – Linebackers”

2015 Defensive Preview: Tennessee Volunteers – Defensive Backs

In this series, we are going to take a look at the talent on the Tennessee Volunteers’ roster headed into the 2015 season. The Volunteers are poised to be one of the more improved teams in the country this year, and their success or failure will be largely determined by their defense. The unit saw a lot of improvement last year, but must be even better in 2015. This post will examine the Vols’ defensive backs, while we’ll take a look at the linebackers and defensive linemen in the coming days. Continue reading “2015 Defensive Preview: Tennessee Volunteers – Defensive Backs”

Fist Up: The Tennessee Volunteers’ Attacking Defense – Part 1

While many get excited over the talent of players like Josh Dobbs and Jalen Hurd and the up-tempo offense that Butch Jones has brought to Tennessee, the Volunteers improvement has been largely due to the success of the defense. Since coming to Tennessee, Jones and defensive coordinator John Jancek have installed an attacking 1 gap defense that has improved from 107 in the nation in 2012 to 34 in 2014. Tennessee is primed to have its best season under Jones in 2015 and has the potential to compete for the SEC East title. If that occurs, it will be because the defense lived up to its potential. Continue reading “Fist Up: The Tennessee Volunteers’ Attacking Defense – Part 1”