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2016 Schedule
9-4, 2nd in SEC - East
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18hAlex Scarborough

Toughest stretch: Tennessee Volunteers

Avoiding another midseason swoon will be crucial if Tennessee hopes to get over the hump and contend for the SEC championship.

Looking ahead: Tennessee in 2017 (1:16)

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.

Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports
5dGreg Ostendorf

Early hot seat breakdown: Butch Jones

Butch Jones has led the Volunteers to three straight bowl victories but has yet to get Tennessee over the hump in the SEC East.

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11dTodd McShay

McShay's Top 32: Barnett has the chops

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.

ESPN Stats & Info

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.

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16dEdward Aschoff

Instant-impact recruit: Tennessee Volunteers

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.

Would players wear rival gear for a Super Bowl win? (2:47)

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