The three players who represented the Tennessee football program at SEC media days a couple of weeks back handled the questions from the media contingent like old pros.
By now, quarterback Joshua Dobbs, outside linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin and cornerback Cameron Sutton are that. They’re seasoned veterans, not only in front of the cameras, but also comfortable in the second skin of the orange and white uniforms.
Yes, they said, they know about the expectations and embrace them. No, they didn’t want to respond to Florida’s annual trash-talking games. Yes, they’re more comfortable as leaders in this program because they know what to expect from each other and the coaching staff. No, they don’t anticipate a letdown.
There were few surprises when the Vols spoke. Will there be any once they get on the field?
For the first time in nearly a decade, it’ll be a stunner if UT isn’t good. With so much talent, depth and experience—not to mention potentially dynamic players in important positions—the Vols should contend this year, at least for the SEC East title.
If they don’t, they’ll fall short of the buzz brewing on Rocky Top that is flowing like Jack Daniel’s on a Neyland Stadium football Saturday.
With fall drills less than a week away now, expected to start on Aug. 1, there are several storylines UT fans need to pay close attention to once the players hit the field. Let’s take a look at some of the important pressure points that need addressing in order for the Vols to meet their massive expectations.
Source: Bleacher Report -SEC Football