Avoiding another midseason swoon will be crucial if Tennessee hopes to get over the hump and contend for the SEC championship.
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Playing in the SEC means dealing with pressure, but some players feel that tension more than others. Here are the SEC East players under the most.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
I've confirmed Tennessee wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni is leaving for the same position with the Chicago Bears. Rivals.com first reported the move. Azzanni had been one of two holdovers from Butch Jones' first staff at Tennessee.
Let's take a look at which SEC teams made the most impressive -- and intriguing -- hires of the offseason.
Butch Jones has led the Volunteers to three straight bowl victories but has yet to get Tennessee over the hump in the SEC East.
With Tennessee needing help along its defensive line, three-star recruit Matthew Butler could soon get playing time at defensive tackle.
Some of college football's biggest stars -- namely Deshaun Watson, Leonard Fournette and Jabrill Peppers -- are off to the NFL. How will their teams replace them?
He might not have the natural ability of a Myles Garrett or a Jonathan Allen, but Derek Barnett's production makes him one of the top edge rushers in this year's class.
SEC's dominance starts on the D-Line
The SEC was the home of defensive linemen this past season as Myles Garrett and Jonathan Allen are projected as top picks. Derek Barnett and Caleb Brantley have first-round grades, too.
With Minkah Fitzpatrick back after leading the SEC in picks in 2016, Alabama looks to have the best defensive backfield in the SEC as spring arrives.
Alabama and LSU rank at the top among the SEC's defensive front sevens, while Auburn and Georgia also bring back some talent.
The Volunteers had their problems along the offensive line, but they addressed them in a big way with LT Trey Smith, the nation's top prospect.
With three starters returning and high-level recruits arriving, Alabama maintain its spot the front of the line, despite losing Cam Robinson.
A look at the SEC's pass-catching groups heading into spring practice.
Tennessee coach Butch Jones announced Tuesday changes on his staff that include the addition of former Michigan coach Brady Hoke as defensive line coach.
Alabama has an explosive one-two punch in the backfield. So does Georgia, when both are healthy. But LSU might have the best SEC back of them all.
Tennessee defensive lineman Andrew Butcher, a once highly touted recruit, is ending his playing career because of injuries.
Not much changes from the past batch of SEC Power Rankings, but this one gives a little more insight into what teams will be working with this spring.
How did signing day affect the SEC quarterback rankings. Alabama leads the pack, but Auburn could be moving up soon.
The Chicago Cubs' World Series trophy traveled to the University of Tennessee and paid a visit to the one and only Pat Summitt.