Insider Report: Kent, Parker break down Vols offense

Will Tennessee's offense take another step forward in 2016 as it enters its second year under coordinator Mike DeBord? See what a VFL thinks about the Vols.

Tennessee may have to score even more points than the 457 it scored last season if it wants to secure a Southeastern Conference Eastern Division title.

In 2015, Tennessee ranked No. 52 nationally in total offense. It was coordinator Mike DeBord's first year on The Hill. It was also the first time in years calling plays for the former Central Michigan head coach. It takes time to both get into a rhythm as a playcaller as well as learning what your personnel does best.

The season ended with six straight victories, getting 429 yards and 36 points per game during that stretch.

The Vols ground attack was the 20th best in the country, averaging 223.7 yards per game. The three key cogs — quarterback Joshua Dobbs and running backs Jalen Hurd and Alvin Kamara — all return after running for 600-plus in 2015.

Between the backfield talent and four returning starters on the offensive line and a tight end in Ethan Wolf entering his third year as a starter, Tennessee could have its most productive rushing season in its 120-year history.

For DeBord, keeping a balanced attack is the key, but will the passing game take a step forward?

Learn what the all-time leading wide receiver in program history, Joey Kent, thinks about the Team 120 offense by viewing the Insider Report above. Learn about Dobbs' progress by watching what he said Sunday below.

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