"I am very proud of our defense to keep fighting back with the injuries that have happened," Fulmer said. "It takes a tough team to overcome those type of things and they are showing us(the coaches)what we like to see."
Tennessee coaches still hadn't heard a solid verdict on linebacker Kevin Burnett's MRI, which was a few hours ago, but all signs still point to a season ending ACL tear. Kevin Simon, Jason Mitchell and Robert Peace will be heavily responsible for picking up in Burnett's absence. Peace, who is a middle linebacker, will be looked at by coaches to help fill the void. Simon will most likely start, but Peace has the experience on him. Both guys give Tennessee a good combo punch to fill in for Burnett.