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Tennessee Early Season Preview

Tennessee Early Season Preview

Tennessee players are the first to admit that leadership and discipline were missing ingredients from last year's team. A deluge of injuries compounded the problem. The 8–5 campaign of 2002 was Tennessee's worst since 1988, the Vols lost to Alabama for the first time since 1994 and the 30–3 loss to Maryland in the Peach Bowl has left a foul aftertaste ...

And now coach Phillip Fulmer needs to replace six of his starting defensive front seven, including the team's top two tacklers. End Constantin Ritzmann and linebacker Kevin Burnett were projected starters who spent all or most of last season on the shelf and are back to bolster the defensive front. Free safety Rashad Baker returns after picking off five enemy aerials in '02. Quarterback Casey... Recommended Stories

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