8. Receivers Need to Step Up
Although the Tide are only allowing 201 passing yards per game, their secondary is still arguably the weakest spot on Alabama’s defense.
The Tennessee wide receivers have been somewhat underwhelming in the first half of the season with only tight end Ethan Wolf standing out as a consistent pass-catcher.
There is no doubt in my mind that the Volunteers have some extremely talented receivers. Josh Smith, Preston Williams, Jauan Jennings, and Von Pearson are more than capable of competing with some of the best defensive backs in the country.
And if the Vols expect to win, they need to get the passing game going. But in order to do that, the receivers need to step up in a big way.