Here's what the S&S folks have to say about the Vols:
''The Volunteers are healed, rested and ready for 2003 after falling off the national radar last year with a devastating rash of injuries. Tennessee should return to the heights this year with savvy veterans like quarterback Casey Clausen, running back Cedric Houston and free safety Rashad Baker.''
Street & Smith also ranks three SEC West teams among its preseason top-25 teams. Auburn is No. 7, LSU is No. 20 and Alabama is No. 25.
In a rating of the top 100 incoming freshmen, S&S lists Eric Young second among offensive linemen, Robert Meachem seventh and Jayson Swain 11th among wide receivers, Turk McBride 12th among defensive ends and Daniel Brooks seventh among linebackers.