Previewing UK's opponents: Tennessee Volunteers

07/23/2014 10:43 AM

The top half of Kentucky’s 2014 football schedule is full of winnable games, but the back half is loaded with tough match-ups. If the Cats are truly going to push for a bowl game this season, they’ll have to surprise a few teams down the stretch.

One opponent that immediately stands out as a potential “W” is Tennessee. The Vols are the only team in the country that will replace every starter on the offensive and defensive lines. In the ever-competitive SEC, gaining an advantage in the trenches is key, so that could create a slew of problems for second-year head coach Butch Jones.

Another mystery, not unlike UK, is who will be the starting quarterback in Knoxville? Will Justin Worley take back the starting job, or will Josh Dobbs build off an impressive spring game performance (6-9, 199 yards and 4 total TDs)?

Either way, QB isn’t likely going to be a strong spot for UT. The Vols do have elite-level wide receivers and two stellar linebackers manning the defense, but this is still a very winnable game for the Cats.


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