Second year head coach Josh Heupel looks to build on the success the Tennessee Volunteers had in his first year. Tennessee bounced back from a 3-7 2020 season to finish 7-6 last year. Heupel feels things are much different now than a year ago.
Heupel says the Vols are more accountable going into year two of Heupel’s tenure.
Heupel is one of only four coaches since 1941 to lead Tennessee to seven wins in his first season. The Vols averaged 39 points per game last season and set single-season records in touchdowns, points and yards. Quarterback Hendon Hooker had the best single-season passer rating in school history last season. Hooker explains what he’s improved on since becoming the Vols starter.
Hooker’s top target will be wide receiver Cedric Tillman, who caught 64 passes for 1,081 yards last year. Tillman outlines what he and his teammates have to do to improve again this season.
Defensively, Tennessee will be led by veteran defensive back Trevon Flowers. Flowers is a preseason All-SEC Third Team selection. Flowers says he must take on a bigger leadership role this year.
Tennessee opens the season September 1st against Ball State. The Vols host Mizzou November 12th.