Instead of playing Rocky Top this season, maybe Tennessee should play the theme song from the soap opera 'The Young and The Restless'.
A youthful team will likely make head coach Butch Jones a bit restless.
But at least one player doesn't seem to think youth will hurt the team.
Said quarterback Justin Worley,"I'm excited. I think the sky's the limit for this football team."
And who knows the limits for this football team since there are so many newcomers
Said Worley,"I mean I think we can surprise some people this year. I think we are really talented even though we are young."
Coach Jones isn't ready to use the phrase 'shock the world' just the yet.
"I'm worried about the shock value of our team. A lot of these individuals haven't performed. That's why the open practice was monumental. That's why our fans coming out and supporting us was monumental."
The new guys will likely be emotional, but Jones hopes that doesn't last.
"I don't ever want a football team that plays on emotion. Emotion goes highs and lows. There's peaks and there's valleys. I want a straight line football team that plays with passion and energy."
Talent also helps, and it appears Tennessee has some talent to help starting quarterback Justin Worley.
"It's awesome to have several tight ends, several receivers, and three or four running backs to be able to get the ball out to and get it into their hands."
Tennessee's youth will likely lead to mistakes, but Coach Jones can't worry too much about that.
"We have to be able to control the controlables. That's our effort. Being assignment sound. But again, we won't know until game day on how they respond. I'll have a little bit more of a feel for this football team once we go through a game."