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Vols aim to rebuild with youth

By Tom Murphy

This article was published July 25, 2014 at 2:46 a.m.

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Tennessee head coach Butch Jones watches his team warm up before an NCAA college football game against Western Kentucky on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Tennessee glance

LAST SEASON 5-7, 2-6 (sixth in SEC East)

COACH Butch Jones (5-7 in second year at Tennessee, 55-34 in eighth year overall)

RETURNING STARTERS Offense 5, defense 5, special teams 0

KEY RETURNING PLAYERS QB Justin Worley, LB A.J. Johnson, DE Curt Maggitt, WR Marquez North, RB Marlin Lane

SEC TITLE SCENARIO The Volunteers are so short on veteran talent in the trenches and have such a demanding schedule that it appears no set of circumstances could produce a path to the SEC title. Tennessee was 12th in SEC total offense last year, and senior Justin Worley faces a battle at quarterback to open camp.

Tennessee schedule

DATE;OPPONENT

Aug. 31;Utah State

Sept. 6;Arkansas State

Sept. 13;at Oklahoma

Sept. 27;at Georgia*

Oct. 4;Florida*

Oct. 11;Chattanooga

Oct. 18;at Ole Miss*

Oct 25;Alabama*

Nov. 1;at South Carolina*

Nov. 15;Kentucky*

Nov. 22;Missouri*

Nov. 29;at Vanderbilt*

*SEC game

Tennessee Coach Butch Jones didn't explicitly say it, but the Cliff Notes version of his opening address at SEC media days would say he hinted strongly at it.

Tennessee glance

LAST SEASON 5-7, 2-6 (sixth in SEC East)

COACH Butch Jones (5-7 in second year at Tennessee, 55-34 in eighth year overall)

RETURNING STARTERS Offense 5, defense 5, special teams 0

KEY RETURNING PLAYERS QB Justin Worley, LB A.J. Johnson, DE Curt Maggitt, WR Marquez North, RB Marlin Lane

SEC TITLE SCENARIO The Volunteers are so short on veteran talent in the trenches and have such a demanding schedule that it appears no set of circumstances could produce a path to the SEC title. Tennessee was 12th in SEC total offense last year, and senior Justin Worley faces a battle at quarterback to open camp.

Tennessee schedule

DATE;OPPONENT

Aug. 31;Utah State

Sept. 6;Arkansas State

Sept. 13;at Oklahoma

Sept. 27;at Georgia*

Oct. 4;Florida*

Oct. 11;Chattanooga

Oct. 18;at Ole Miss*

Oct 25;Alabama*

Nov. 1;at South Carolina*

Nov. 15;Kentucky*

Nov. 22;Missouri*

Nov. 29;at Vanderbilt*

*SEC game

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