How Will TN Win?
Published: Fri Sep 04, 2009
On Saturday, whether the Vols will win or not isn’t the question. It’s how will they look doing it. Honestly, if you’re looking for a close exciting game, you’ll have to wait for the Bama/Va. Tech game later that night. However, there are some areas to watch on Saturday that will become crucial to UT’s chances of victory in SEC play. It’s real important for quarterback Jonathan Crompton to get off to a fast start because the schedule gets a lot toughe, real fast, and the Vols need solid play at QB to beat UCLA and Florida the next two weeks. Also, the defensive line, linebackers and a crop of exciting freshmen will become increasingly important as the season progresses. Can the young defensive linemen provide depth? Will the largely unproven group on linebackers be able to quarterback Monte Kiffin’s “Tampa 2” defense? And just how good is the 2009 recruiting class? These questions and more will provide plenty to watch before the real competition starts next week.