KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee has turned the page on another Top 25 season and is looking to 2017 in search of leadership.
The quarterback position is wide open, so it will be paramount for leaders to emerge at different positions on the offensive side of the football.
The Vols will take the field for the second of their 15 spring practices today, and the head coach will be looking for more of what he saw in Tuesday’s opening practice.
“These players are trying to lead in their own way,” Coach Butch Jones said Tuesday after practice. “It starts with the senior class.”
Jones named several players who have impressed him, including some of the rising juniors.
“I think Jashon Robertson has done a great job, Darrell Taylor has stepped up,” Jones said. “John Kelly, Individuals like Darrin Kirkland, Todd Kelly and Kahlil McKenzie.
“I could go on and on, but what I saw today was an entire football team trying to lead.”