Quick take: I know the Volunteers can't be ranked above Florida and Georgia right now, but I think you'll find out plenty in a two-week span next month when they play the Gators and Auburn. Tennessee will have a new quarterback, a new defensive coordinator, and a huge task of replacing Jerod Mayo. Keep in mind - In the SEC, everyone beats each other up, so if you hang in there, you may still have a chance at a conference championship.
My player to watch: TB Arian Foster (6-1, 215). The senior is coming off an amazing season in which he started all 14 games and finished with 12 rushing touchdowns, the most at Tennessee since Jay Graham had 12 in 1995. Foster, who had 226 all-purpose yards against Cal last year, finished the season with 245 carries for 1,193 yards and also caught 39 passes for 340 yards and 2 TDs. He was also used as a kick returner, and took back three kicks for 117 yards.