KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee's roster is stacked with
freshmen and sophomores who in many cases are bigger, faster and
stronger than their elder teammates. The result is a highly
competitive fall camp that has younger players pushing the
upperclassmen for starting positions.
Junior cornerback Marsalis Teague has no problem with the
competition, which he says is making the Volunteers better every
Tennessee's roster has a bit more depth one full year after
back-to-back coaching turnovers. Still, freshmen and sophomores
outnumber upperclassmen two to one.
Only a few juniors and seniors have clear roles as starters,
leaving others to be role-playing guys who are called on for
specific schemes or plays.
Coach Derek Dooley says he likes both the competition that has
developed among players and the attitudes of the upperclassmen.
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