Tennessee football 2013 spring preview: Defensive backs

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee’s first spring football season under new coach Butch Jones begins Saturday.

In the days leading up to the start of practice, we’ll take a position-by-position look at the Vols as they embark on a new season.

The defensive backs are in desperate need of a fresh start after last year’s defensive disaster. This group can’t possibly be as bad as it appeared at times in 2012, and a good mixture of veterans and talented newcomers could surprise people in 2013. After last year’s performances, it’s tough to project many starting jobs, meaning spring will be critical for impressing new coaches.

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