Depth a strength for Vols’ defense in 2023

Third-year defensive coordinator Tim Banks met with media ahead of the Vols’ 2023 season-opening contest versus Virginia on Sept. 2 (noon EDT, ABC).

Banks was asked how he assesses the strengths of Tennessee’s defense going into the season.

“I think the depth,” Banks said. “We have a lot of guys that have played some football around here, and we have a good blend of the younger guys, some of the early enrollees that just got here, some of the guys who were freshmen last year who played a small role, we expect those guys to play a larger role this season.

“We feel really good that we should be able to rotate a lot of guys and give a lot of guys opportunities that they’ve earned through camp. It’s exciting to be quite honest with you. It’s exciting to know that you can roll different guys out there and try to keep those guys as fresh as we can.”

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