Tennessee's Special Teams have struggled mightily the last two seasons.
Despite bringing in the top place kicker and punter in this year's signing class Vol coaches are sticking with veterans Daniel Lincoln and Chad Cummingham as kicker and punter respectively. To be fair Lincoln had a fabulous freshman years before struggling with injuries.
If Lincoln misses any field goals on Saturday the boo-birds at Neyland could come out, shaken by their memory of the missed opportunity to beat Alabama on a blocked kick last year.
Fans will also keep an eye on the Vols' ability to cover kickoffs. The last few years Tennessee has been a source of many highlight reels for even the most mediocre return men.
Derek Dooley has emphasized Special Teams with the media and is a former Special Teams coach himself. Tennessee faithful are used to coaches who play lip service to this part of the game with little follow through.
Fans should hope Dooley's background means he is a man of his word.