Arguably the weakest link of a very poor defense last year, there are few experienced bodies healthy enough for kickoff in UT's linebacking corps this fall as well.
A look at the 2011 Tennessee Volunteers football team. Is 2011 the year their luck turns around a bit, or are they building for 2012 and beyond?
With National Signing Day just a week away, RTT looks at Tennessee's defensive depth chart by class.
RTT#20 in the class of 2009 Nigel Mitchell-Thornton had nine tackles in eight games for the Vols in 2009 and appears to be on track to develop into a solid contributor for Tennessee at linebacker.