We’ll get our first glimpse of the 2017 Tennessee Vols on September 4 when they take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
Every game the Tennessee Vols play this season is an opportunity to learn what they’re all about.
But the first game of the season is where we’ll learn the most about the Volunteers.
There are a lot of unknowns surrounding Tennessee heading into 2017. A lot of talented players moved on from UT after the 2016 season. The Vols have talented players to replace those that left, but in several cases, their talent is unproven.
Not only will Tennessee be breaking in some new players on defense and offense, they also have several new assistant coaches.
The Vols brought in four new coaches from outside the program (Brady Hoke/DL, Charlton Warren/DB’s, Kevin Beard/WR’s, and Mike Canales/QB’s), and they also promoted two coaches from within (Larry Scott/OC and Walt Wells/OL).
Expectations are lower for the Vols in 2017, because of all the unknowns, but it’s entirely possible that Tennessee could be better this year than they were in 2016.
We should have a good idea of what kind of season it’s going to be for the Vols after their game on Monday night against Georgia Tech.