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Florida: The secondary for the Florida Gators is full of sophomores and freshmen, but they have the potential to be the catalyst for the entire defensive unit.
True freshmen Marcus Roberson and Pop Saunders have been tabbed as starters in the secondary while sophomores Cody Riggs and Matt Elam fill the other positions.
This unit lost a lot of production from the 2010 season after losing players like Ahmad Black and Janoris Jenkins. So the new starters will have to step up quickly in order to give the defense a shot at being productive.
But there is no question that the Gators' have one of the most athletic secondaries in the SEC.
Tennessee: The Vols had a lot to look forward to this season in their secondary. All-SEC safety Janzen Jackson was returning, along with Prentiss Waggner.
But with the dismissal of Jackson from the team in late August, the Vols' secondary certainly took a step back.
Waggner will be forced to step up again this season and the depth of the Vols' secondary will come into the play. Thankfully for Tennessee fans, the Vols have excellent depth in their secondary.
Now it will just come down to who can make the big plays for Tennessee. Others besides Waggner will have to make an impact in order for Tennessee to have a formidable pass defense.