"James Wilhoit had a really good season last year," Fulmer notes. "I think this year will be a defining year for James, as far as how his legacy will be left at Tennessee. He's been a real good kicker but can he cross over and be that great, consistent kicker for us? This year will determine that, obviously."
Sophomore Britton Colquitt is back for his second year as the Vols' first-team punter. He posted a solid 41.2-yard average in 2005 but his net average of 33.5 left a bit to be desired.
Dustin Colquitt, Britton's older brother, made a four-yard improvement from his freshman year to his sophomore year with the Vols, so similar progress by Britton could push him to the top of the SEC.
"Britton Colquitt had a good start for a freshman," Fulmer says, "but we're expecting a lot more from Britton this year, as far as productivity as a punter."
"We've recruited a little bit of competition for both of them, so we'll see how all of that shakes out," Fulmer says. "They should be very consistent players for us."
The emphasis, of course, is on the word SHOULD.