Team preview: Tennessee

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2004-05 college football season, exclusively on Insider.

Originally Published: July 28, 2004
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Is there such a creature as a quiet off-season for the Tennessee football program?

Maybe it's part and parcel of regularly occupying part of college football's center stage, but the Volunteers attract attention like gnats to a bug zapper.

In 2002, allegations of academic fraud by English professor Linda Bensel-Meyers, the Richard Locke affair that cost the program two scholarships, and stories of loans from an Alabama sports writer to then-quarterback Tee Martin in 1999 swirled around the program.