However, Tamme has no doubts that Kentucky's defense is going to be better this season.
"I just think just the maturity of the whole defense shows. I think it is going to be something to make it much improved," Tamme said. "They are going to be an aggressive unit that knows how to play. In games last year against Georgia, Tennessee and Clemson, they just came out and absolutely hit people and didn't back down from anybody and said we are as good as you are and we are going to play that way. I think our defense will play that way this year against everybody we play. It is going to be fun to watch."
Tamme knows what added confidence can mean to a team. He was part of an offense that matured and improved last year to the point that it is ranked as one of the best returning offenses in the Southeastern Conference. He thinks the added confidence the defense got in the final two games against Tennessee and Clemson will make a huge impact this year.
"Added confidence can mean everything. That is kind of how we grew as an offense last year," Tamme said. "We became confident we could move the ball on anybody we played.
"At the beginning of the season last year, we didn't have that. It kind of grew as the season went on. I think our defense will go into this season with the type of attitude that they can stop anybody and shouldn't give up yards. And offensively we should move the chains. I think the mindset of both sides of the ball gives us a chance to compete with everybody this year."