The Vols’ 2015 season is over, and we take a look at how each position graded out for the entire year.
Tennessee’s secondary got off to about as bad as a start as you could imagine. The team gave up 433 passing yards and two scores while failing to pick off a single pass to Bowling Green to start the season, and there were tons of questions about the secondary afterwards. Luckily, the Vols never let numbers like that get posted against them again, but there were still mishaps and big plays that went against this unit in the worst moments. Most will remember the final offensive play for the Florida Gators against the Vols that went for over 60 yards and a score that was highlighted by missed tackles in the secondary.
All in all, Tennessee’s defensive backs weren’t bad. They finished 8th in the SEC in passing yards allowed with 210.4 yards given up a game, but that 14 yards worse than the 2014 squad allowed with largely the same personnel. The Vols also only mustered 12 interceptions on the year, and four of those came in the last game of the season. Overall, it wasn’t a disastrous year by the secondary, but it could’ve been better.
Average Grade: C+