The Vols open the 2015 season against the Falcons on Sept. in Nashville’s Nissan Field — the home of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans.
JUST THE FACTS
2014 record: 8-6 overall, 5-3 MAC
Returning starters: 10 on offense, 4 on defense
Coach: Dino Babers (27-13 overall, 8-6 at Bowling Green)
In a word … offense.
The Falcons, at their best, are a downright dangerous offensive team, with two quarterbacks who have led the team to MAC division titles and some capable-or-better weapons around them at the skill positions. Perhaps most of them aren’t so-called “SEC talent” guys, but they’re good players who are capable of hurting an SEC defense that isn’t prepared or ready to play on any given day.