A leader can either destroy or save a cause.
In World War II, Winston Churchill's quick attempts to build an air force saved Britain from a Nazi land invasion and the destruction of a great country.
Last year, Eric Berry's ability to play center fielder and keep quarterbacks from throwing his way (only two interceptions because he wasn't targeted much) and make plays at the line of scrimmage as a linebacker hybrid (83 tackles) kept Tennessee's defense together.
On offense, Montario Hardesty's ability to lower his shoulder and break tackles kept Tennessee alive in virtually unwinnable games (96 yards and a touchdown vs. Florida).
But these guys have moved on to six-seven figure salaries playing in front of thousands in large suburban stadiums. Who will step up and take up the leadership and playmaking mantle this year?