Tennessee’s backfield will look quite a bit different in 2021, both from a scheme and roster standpoint. Josh Heupel is bringing his spread attack to Knoxville, but he’s already been preaching about offensive balance. The running back will still very much be involved offensively, though the days of the jumbo sets and I-formation looks are behind us.
Heupel will start fresh in the backfield after two key members of the Tennessee backfield transferred out before he even arrived. So what exactly will it look like? To be honest, that remains a mystery — but here’s what we have at this point.