2012 Tennessee Volunteer Season 2012 Tennessee Volunteer Season Preview Coach Chessedip I am excited to be the new coach in Knoxville, as this is a very prestigious program and I hope to keep up the winning efforts here. Starting QB SO Walter Rivas(81 OVR, 87 THP, 85 THA) --There will be no position battle at QB, Rivas is our man. Starting Backfield SR RB Bryce Brown (96 OVR, 94 SPD, 74 STR) JR FB Toney Williams(82 OVR, 86 SPD, 80 STR) -- Backfield is loaded with possibly the best running back in the nation and a very talented, blocking fullback. Should put up big numbers this season. Starting Receivers SR WR Nuskeese Richardson(93 OVR, 95 SPD, 87 CTH) JR WR Marsalis Teaque (89 OVR, 95 SPD,86 CTH) SR WR Denarius Moore (89 OVR, 87 SPD, 88 CTH) SO WR Sean Williams(86 OVR, 87 SPD, 88 CTH) SR TE Aaron Douglass(89 OVR, 80 SPD, 78 CTH) --Very talented, speedy receiving core with many senior/junior leaders to show the young guns around. If Rivas can get them the ball they should have huge years. Offensive Line FR LT Doug Newberry(82 OVR) SR LG Kevin Revis(85 OVR) SO C Dan Hill(88 OVR) SO RG Howard Collins(82 OVR) JR RT Nate Pennington (85 OVR0 --This overall young line should be able to stay together as a nucleus and produce some big rushing numbers for years to come. Defensive Line JR LE Rae Sykes(89 OVR, 81 SPD) SR RE Steven Fowlkes(92 OVR, 86 SPD) JR DT Montori Hughes(91 OVR, 91 STR) JR DT Arhturt Jeffery(91 )VR, 89 STR) --A pair of quick pass rushers coming off the end combined with a pair of big, strong oxes at the Tackles should cause some major disruptions in opposing teams offensive flow. Linebackers SO LOLB Craig Kidd(88 OVR, 83 SPD) JR MLB Jerod Askew(87 OVR, 87 SPD) FR ROLB John McNamara(83 OVR, 86 SPD) --These three guys should be able to make some big plays for the Vols this season. Their speed should allow them to make tackles all over the field. Secondary SR CB Janzen Jackson(94 OVR, 93 SPD) SR CB Darren Myles(93 OVR, 93 SPD) FR FS Jonathan Walker(84 OVR, 90 SPD) JR SS Nyshier Oliver(91 OVR, 93 SPD) --Two All American, shutdown corners combined with some speedy safeties will round out the VOLS on the defensive side of the ball. Special Teams SO K/P M.J. Gordon(84 OVR, 86 KPW, 89 KAC) JR KR David Oku(94 SPD) JR PR Maralis Teague(95 SPD) --M.J. Gordon holds both kicking and punting responsibilities and does an adequate job at both. Could see some flashy returns with the two speedy return men. This should be a big year for the Vols, as all three aspects of the team looking very well prepared. 2012 should be a very productive year for the Volunteers.