WBIR takes a look at five story lines to watch during the Utah State vs. Tennessee game.
WBIR has picked five story lines to watch during the Utah State vs. Tennessee game Sunday night at 7. You can watch the game on the SEC Network.
1. Offensive line
Five new starters on the offensive line. There are two local guys: Jacob Gilliam from Farragut at left tackle and Kyler Kerbyson from Catholic at right tackle. True freshman Jashon Robertson is only the fourth freshman in school history to start on the o-line in the opener. How will this unit perform together in their first game action?
Butch Jones still has not publicly selected a kicker. It's possible we could see both George Bullock and Aaron Medley in the game. Does Coach Jones trust one of these guys to make a field goal with the game on the line?
3. Justin Worley
The senior has a ton of weapons to work with this season at receiver, tight end and running back. Worley has looked stronger and more confident in practice. Will that translate to the game?
Butch Jones says we could see more than 20 freshman play in this game. Ethan Wolf will become the first freshman in school history to start the opener at tight end. Same for Derek Barnett at defensive end. Evan Berry will return kicks and we will see many freshman on special teams. How many will actually play and will they contribute?
5. Curt Maggitt
The redshirt junior hasn't played since November 2012. Many Vol fans are excited to see him back on the field. Will he live up to the hype and make a big play or two? Does he play more at defensive end or linebacker?