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Vols' Berry: Playing Both Ways?

By: AP
By: AP

There's been plenty of buzz about whether Tennessee star safety Eric Berry could see some time playing on offense or returning kickoffs or punts.

Defensive coordinator John Chavis was asked during the Vols'
Tuesday media day if the idea of giving up Berry to spend some time
on the other side of the ball made him nervous.

Chavis, the often stoic coach known around the Tennessee program
as "Chief," was in more of a joking mood after the Vols' 34-3 win
over Mississippi State.

He had this to say about being afraid, drawing chuckles from
around the room: "I can't wear my wife's dress right now ... but
if I ever get afraid, I'm just going to stay at home and probably
start cross-dressing."

Chavis says the team must do whatever is needed to win against
second-ranked Alabama on Saturday, and acknowledged that he's all
for Berry playing elsewhere if his fellow coaches think it will
help.

Berry leads the nation with five interceptions this season and
holds the Southeastern Conference record for career interception
return yardage with 397 yards.


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