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Butch Jones needs a trip to Atlanta
Tennessee's win total has increased by two victories in each of Jones' three seasons, but Vols fans are hungry for more. The expectation is a trip to the SEC title game in 2016. SEC coaching situations (Insider)
Tennessee shouldn't overlook App State
With 17 returning starters from last season, expectations are high on Rocky Top. But a season-opening loss to Appalachian State, winner of 11 games last season, would be devastating to Butch Jones' team. Top Week 1 matchups (Insider)
Brandon Douglas Shanahan pleaded not guilty to charges that he attempted to extort a woman by posing as Tennessee cornerback Cameron Sutton on Snapchat.
Injuries creeped up both sides of the ball for Tennessee, but expectations still are riding high for the Vols with 18 starters returning.
Ranking the best SEC coaches of the past decade is a tough task with many factors to consider, but Nick Saban is an easy choice for the top spot.
No surprise here: Nick Saban and Urban Meyer, who have combined for six national championships in the past 10 seasons while in the SEC, top this list.
Some will have playoff implications. Some feature a team that needs to finally shut up its rival. Others might save a coach's job. Here are the games that have a little extra meaning in 2016.
The SEC is usually known for its elite front-sevens on defense and while the defensive line is where it all starts, linebackers are almost as equally important.
We will see two storied programs competing with playoff implications already on the table when Alabama and USC face off in Week 1.
From QBs to linemen to a linebacker and running back, these are the guys who are keys to their teams' success in 2016.
The usual suspects make an appearance, but so do sleepers like Tennessee and Oklahoma State. Sorry, Iowa, don't expect a 2015 repeat.
Patience is waning for Charlie Strong at Texas and James Franklin at Penn State, while Mark Helfrich at Oregon faces a pivotal season.
The coaching carousel looks to have finally stopped in the SEC. So now is a good time to look back at all the new hires since the end of last season.
Could Hurd win the Heisman?
Jalen Hurd might be behind a few SEC running backs as far as odds go. Despite that, our Alex Scarborough can see Hurd holding the trophy in December. Sleeper Heisman candidates
A peek at the biggest games on the schedule in 2016 includes what should be another great Alabama-LSU matchup.
Vols offense looking good for 2016
Tennessee returns an SEC-high nine offensive starters, including QB Joshua Dobbs, RB Jalen Hurd and four offensive line starters. With the experience and talent returning, Butch Jones and the Vols should lead the SEC in a number of key offensive categories in 2016. Top 10 offenses for 2016 (Insider)
This week's Take Two sees SEC reporters Alex Scarborough and Edward Aschoff pick the three nonconference games they're looking forward to most.
Florida State, with all its offensive starters returning, leads the ESPN Football Power Index's top 10 projected offenses for 2016.
With 16 first-round NFL draft picks and seven national award winners in the last 10 years, the SEC's defensive backs have been a talented bunch.
Some SEC fans are elated with their curre recruiting classes. Some are less so. Don't get too comfortable. History says things are likely to change.
The linebacker prospect from LaVergne, Tennessee has two SEC schools on the list, but he isn't ruling anythign out.