Players to watch
Quarterback Jarrett Guarantano. Guarantano completed 153 of 246 pass attempts (62.2%), with 12 touchdown passes and three interceptions.
Receiving corps. The Vols' top nine in receiving yards last season all return. Marquez Callaway leads the way. He caught 37 passes for 592 yards in 2018. Josh Palmer (484) and Jauan Jennings (438) each topped 400 yards receiving.
Linebacker Daniel Bituli. The Vols' middle linebacker, Bituli (a 6-foot-3, 252-pound senior) recorded 79 tackles (39 solo), with one sack and 6.5 tackles for loss.
Before the Vols play the Bulldogs
The teams each have a bye the week before they meet each other. Tennessee opens the season at home against Georgia State and faces BYU and Chattanooga at Neyland Stadium before its first road game, Sept. 21 at Florida.
The last time against Georgia
The Bulldogs won 38-12 last year at Sanford Stadium, the Dogs second consecutive win in the series, after Tennessee won the previous two. Georgia dominated on the ground last season, rushing for 251 yards on 50 carries. The Dogs had more than 37 minutes of possession time and recorded 26 first downs to Tennessee’s 11.