Looking For a Few Good Linemen

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Derek Dooley is looking
for some tackles and ends to fill vacancies on his defensive line.
But he's finding the guys competing for the jobs aren't very
distinguishable from one another.

Gone are tackles Dan Williams and Wes Brown. Sophomore tackle
Marlon Walls and senior end Ben Martin recently suffered Achilles'
tendon injuries, and tackle John Brown couldn't qualify
academically after transferring from a junior college.

The biggest problem is at tackle, where only sophomore Montori
Hughes has any significant experience. The others are either
undersized or inexperienced.

The defensive end spot might hold up with the help of
all-Southeastern Conference pick Chris Walker if no other players
suffer injuries.


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