2007 Tennessee Volunteers Football Preview
2007 Tennessee Volunteers season preview from Maddux Sports. Below you can find our official Tennessee Volunteers football preview as well as the 2007 Tennessee Volunteers Football Schedule. Dont miss our Free College football picks against the spread and bookmark our free college football lines page offering up to the minute betting lines for the weekly schedule.
Coach: Phillip Fulmer (16th year at Tennessee)
Team Name: Volunteers
2006 Overall Record: 9-4
Returning Starters: 11
The Tennessee Volunteers (9- 4 overall, 5- 3 SEC) finished second in the SEC East and lost to Penn State 20- 10 in the Outback Bowl. The Vols look to put in another fine season and receive another bowl bid. In the past six years, the team has appeared in five post-season contests.
On offense, Tennessee looks to mount a balanced attack, but over the past few years has been deficient when running. Thus, they've become predictable. Erik Ainge (51% COMP, 2,989 YDs, 19 TDs, 9 INTs) is a fine quarterback with a strong arm. He's coming off of knee surgery but looks healthy. Senior LT Chris Brown (31 REC, 239 YDs, 7.7 AVG, 1 TD) is the only returning receiver with real experience. Having lost three top receivers, the Vols are in uncharted territory. The rushing game was 96th in the nation in 2006; sophomore LaMarcus Coker (108 CAR, 696 YDs, 5 TDs) has speed and moves and could change all that. The offensive line is being rebuilt.
Tennessee prides itself on its line-backing corps. Junior MLB Jerod Mayo (83 tackles, 48 solo, 5 sacks), quick and smart, is the leader of the pack. The frontline, usually a strength, is rebuilding this year. In the secondary, senior free safety Jonathan Hefney is a major force, playing both the run and pass with equal toughness. The rest of the secondary is inexperienced but certainly talented.
The Volunteers have a good chance of going 8- 4 this year or better. Swing games include those against California, Georgia and Alabama. Beating Bama would equal a major upset. A SEC East title is possible. Last season this team scored 27.9 PPG (34th in the nation) and held opponents to 19.5 PPG (33rd in the nation). They will certainly be a force in the SEC East once again.
Tennessee Volunteers Football Schedule
|Sep 8||S. Mississippi||Home|
|Sep 22||Arkansas St||Home|
|Oct 13||Mississippi St||Away|
|Oct 27||South Carolina||Home|
For more info on the 2007 Tennessee Volunteers football program, view the Volunteers official website or scroll down below to read up on the rest of the SEC competition.