With the third coach in three years, the Vols have experienced a lot of turnover in player personnel due to the changes.
Entering the 2009 season players like B.J. Coleman, Lennon Creer, Ahmad Paige, E.J. Abrams Ward, Ramone Johnson and Donald Langley were either sent packing by the Kiffin regime or chose to explore other options on their own accord. Nukeese Richardson, Mike Edwards and Brandon Warren were also dismissed during the season due to discipline issues.
A year and a coach later, Derek Dooley has already witnessed the departures of linebacker Chris Donald, quarterbacks Nick Stephens and Nick Lamaison, along with the only returning starter from last year's offensive line in Aaron Douglas.
Uncertainty also surrounds former No. 1 prospect Bryce Brown, but the feeling is he will not be wearing orange next season.
Depth due to the loss of so many bodies is going to be an issue for the Vols, so the avoidance of injury will be extremely important.