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Vols tackle major challenge in improving defense

Updated: March 29, 2013, 5:41 PM ET
Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee is focusing on fundamentals in its attempt to improve a defense that statistically ranked among the worst in school history last season.

The first area of concern is tackling, something the Volunteers didn't do often enough or well enough a year ago.

"To line up and play defense, you've got to be great tacklers," safety Byron Moore said. "If you can't tackle, it doesn't matter what scheme we put in or what play we call if we can't get the man on the ground."

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