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Preseason Capsule;
University of Tennessee

by bamafan4ever

Game 8 (October 25th, 2008)
Neyland Stadium (102,038)
Knoxville, TN
Time: TBA

Quick Hits:

2007 Record: 10-4
SEC: 6-2

Head Coach: Phillip Fulmer, 17th year, 147-45
Offensive Coordinator: Dave Clawson, 1st year
Defensive Coordinator: John Chavis, 14th year

Key Starters Returning:

Jonathan Crompton, QB, Jr. (Att. 12, Comp. 7, Yards 97, TD’s, Int. 2)
Arian Foster, RB, Sr. (Carries 245, Yards 1193, TD’s 12)
Eric Berry, SS, So. (Interceptions 5, Yards 222, TD’s 1)


Coach Phillip Fulmer/Courtesy of bleacherreport.com


It has taken Coach Phillip Fulmer 17 years to take the Volunteers from a middle of the pack SEC football club, to a National Championship in 1998 and back to relative obscurity in 2008. Yes, Tennessee did win 10 games 1 year ago and even played LSU for the SEC Championship. Yes, the Volunteers will field quite possibly the best secondary in college football this year. The obscurity has been created by a media that can’t seem to find a way to crown the Bulldogs in Athens as National Champs fast enough. They also can’t wait to whisper sweet nothings about Tim Tebow as they adorn him with his Superman mantle and his 2nd Heisman Trophy in as many years. Yes, the talk has been all about the Bulldogs and Gators in SEC circles this year and Tennessee has the misfortune of sharing membership in the SEC East with both programs. Alabama fans will take no pity on their *“3rd Saturday in October” neighbors to the north but it would be a huge mistake for opposing coaches to take the Vols as lightly as the press has seemed to do this season.

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