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Head Coach Butch Jones during the season opener between the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers and the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on September 7, 2013.

Youthful Vols look to avoid getting lost in the lights

Neyland Stadium's gameday atmosphere is intimidating.

With 102,455 people piled into their seats and thousands more scattered across campus, the environment is enough to make any visiting team lose focus – if only slightly.

Neyland, however, may adversely affect the Vols in Sunday's home opener against Utah State, when the 19 newcomers listed on UT's 2-deep depth chart run through the 'T' for the first time.

"I am worried about the shock value of our team," Tennessee head coach Butch Jones said. "A lot of these individuals haven't performed (in that environment). That is why the ...