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Previewing impactful players for Tennessee ahead of Alabama game

He is one of the most decorative college football quarterbacks for the Oklahoma Sooners, but Josh Heupel might be a darkhorse candidate for SEC Coach of the Year.

The University of Tennessee was hit with multiple recruiting violations under Jeremy Pruitt, and the program was not looking good. Heupel, 43, has the team competing and boasting a winning record. He brings the Volunteers to Bryant-Denny Stadium for its annual rivalry against Alabama. Despite injuries at quarterback, Tennessee nearly pulled out two upsets over ranked schools.

It lost to Mississippi and Pittsburgh by 12 points.

When it comes to talent, Tennessee has it on offense and defense.