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In one year Tennessee has gone from worst to first among the 12 Southeastern Conference teams in kickoff returns.

The Vols ranked No. 12 in the league and No. 117 in the nation during the 2006 season with a putrid 16.1-yard average. Ten games into the 2007 season, however, they rank No. 1 in the league and No. 7 in the nation with a 25.1-yard average. Even taking into account that teams now kick off from the 30-yard line, instead of the 35, that's a dramatic improvement. So, what's the deal? For one thing... Recommended Stories

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