"Cory Anderson has had a good summer," the Vols' head man said this week. "I'm anxious to see where he is because he's one of those guys that has shown great flashes of talent but has probably underachieved as much at the fullback position as anybody I've seen since I've been at Tennessee."
Anderson has more size than any fullback in UT history and he probably has more raw ability, as well. If he can play up to his potential, he could be a tremendous force in the Vol attack – as a power runner, as a sure-handed receiver and as a dominant lead blocker.
"I'm expecting him to play up to his abilities as a football player and now as a senior leader on this team," Fulmer said. "We've had a number of conversations about that during the course of the summer. It's not just when he's being counted on to run the ball or catch the ball. He needs to be an every-down player to the best of his ability."
If Anderson becomes an every-down player, Tennessee's offense could improve significantly on that 18.6 points-per-game average.