With 2011's bowl-less, under-.500 campaign all but a horrible memory, it's time to look into the not-so-distant future. A little more than a month away from the beginning of spring practice, the Vols and head coach Derek Dooley have a renewed focus and an almost entirely new coaching staff.
The new blood among the coaching staff and the potential of the Vols top 20 rated signing class has Tennessee fans ready to belt Rocky Top yet again.
Last year's youthful team is another year older and has plenty of valuable experience from 2011's seven loss season. That, along with the infusion of another super-talented signing class, should give hope to every orange-clad Volniac from Chattanooga to Clarke Range.
Here's a peek at what the depth chart could look like when the Vols kickoff the season in Atlanta on September 1.