KNOXVILLE — Willie Martinez and John Jancek are reversing roles at Tennessee.
Now it's up to the pair of former Georgia assistant coaches to reverse the fortune of a broken Volunteers defense.
Three years after they were fired in Athens, Jancek and Martinez have reunited in different roles on new coach Butch Jones' first staff in Knoxville. They face the task of repairing a Tennessee defense that this season was historically the program's worst.
"Let's be realistic: We've got some challenges," Jancek said Thursday afternoon inside the Neyland-Thompson Sports Complex, where most of Jones' staff met with the media for the first time. "But I love our players' attitudes, at least the guys that I've met with up to this point. They're positive.
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