Hello again. Here is where we kick off the 2012 season, one of the most anticipated in recent memory (I would also include 2009 in that bucket).
I want to start by focusing on the defense because I believe this is the side of the ball that will determine whether this season is a success or a complete bust. Another reason is that most people, casual fans mostly, relate to the offense. And in Knoxville, with some of the riches that the Vols possess on offense, it is only natural that this is where the bulk of the focus is aimed.
So, being a contrarian to a fault, let’s look at the Tennessee 2012 defense. This post will address the defense as a whole – the new scheme being implemented by a new defensive coordinator and a host of new position coaches. Then, the next three days will look at the individual compartments: the defensive line, the linebackers, and the secondary.