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Tennessee football rebuild through recruiting at square one, CFB writer says

Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel works with the quarterbacks during Tennessee football’s spring practice on campus in Knoxville on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Kns Ut Football Practice Bp

Despite numerous coaching changes since firing Phillip Fulmer, Tennessee football didn’t always have to start from scratch when it came to talent. Lane Kiffin inherited a roster with some real talent, evidenced by the Vols’ 2010 NFL Draft performance. The same holds true for Butch Jones, evidenced by the Vols’ 2014 NFL Draft performance.

However, Derek Dooley and Jeremy Pruitt both did have to start from scratch.