Tennessee struggling behind thin offensive line

By: AP
By: AP

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee will start two true freshmen,
two sophomores and a senior on its offensive line against UAB. And
there's not many backups available.

Talk about a thin line between success and failure.

Starting center Cody Pope may be out for a second game
recovering from a severe stinger and concussion, and starting left
guard JerQuari Schofield could be out two or three games after
breaking a bone in his left foot.

In a 31-17 loss to Florida, the Gators constantly harassed Matt
Simms and sacked the Volunteers quarterback six times. The line
struggled to open holes for the running game, which netted only 29
yards.

Coach Derek Dooley knows his only option is to play the
available linemen and hope they grow up quickly.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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