We will do this feature over 10 days, taking a look at the top storylines that we could see this fall. Please realize this story is the opinion of the author and doesn't reflect the overall feelings of InsideTennessee.com. This is to help stimulate conversation and discussions in the Rocky Top News forum.
Coming in at No. 3:
Will the Tennessee offensive line be better than expected?
I personally think that this offensive line has a chance to be better than last year's squad. They will be bigger, more athletic overall and they have a fighter's chance to be a lot better.
The key question will be how will this unit adapt to its third straight offensive line coach, Harry Hiestand.
Last year's Coach James Cregg did an outstanding job with this group and undoubtedly got more out of this unit than most would have.
Who will be the center for the Vols?
One positive for Pope is that he can play a lot of different positions.
Others that have to have great seasons this fall are JerQuari Schofield, Jarrod Shaw and Dallas Thomas.
Going back to the main question, this group definitely has the opportunity to be better than last year's group. They will have big shoes to fill, but it can be done with a lot of hard work.