As many as 65 scholarship players could return to UT in 2013: Here’s their story

butch-jones-maxims.JPGKNOXVILLE, Tennessee — New Tennessee coach Butch Jones will sign a hurriedly assembled recruiting class in one month.

But the success of his first year will largely be determined by the players that are already here — the 60-some scholarship athletes he inherited from Derek Dooley’s staff.

(Read my Jan. 1 newspaper story that wrapped up 2012 while looking ahead to challenges and opportunities for Jones in 2013).

There will likely be attrition during the offseason. Positions will change. Some true freshmen will make an immediate impact. But for right now, the numbers below offer a big-picture glimpse of Tennessee’s roster composition as of today.

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