Spring practice for the Tennessee Volunteers begins in just one month. The team will welcome back Herman Lathers, Justin Hunter and Brent Brewer from injury, as well as many talented newcomers. It's important for them to all have great springs, but there are a few that need to progress more than others.
In what can at minimum be termed "an important season" for the Vols, Derek Dooley needs to take the quality recruits that he has brought in three years and turn them into a successful team.
There are two words that college coaches know well, but knowing them is hardly half the battle: You must master them. Those words are recruit and develop.
Recruit and develop. Here are five players that need to take a big step this spring.