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I certainly agree that there can be good players even on a bad defense. However, I don't know if the Vols have corrected what surely looked like a fatal lack of speed in the defensive backfield. It was disheartening to see our DBs so often in futile pursuit on long plays. It's one thing to get beat, but it's another not to be able to catch anybody if you do. Better alignment and technique and a better pass rush--line play in general--will help some, but there really is no substitute for speed in the backfield in the SEC. It's good that Randolph is back; a safety who can keep the top of the defense secure will also help a lot.
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