KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee's offensive linemen have taken their lumps over the last two years from opposing pass rushers, the media and even their own fans.
They've received much of the blame for Tennessee's recent failings. By the end of the season, they want to make sure they're seen as a reason for the program's resurgence.
"Just tired of losing," junior tackle Marcus Tatum said. "It's really embarrassing to go out there and everybody just blames it on us - and it usually is our fault most of the time. We just want to make a difference. We don't want to be that whole excuse of why we're losing, why this university's falling apart."