Tauren Poole 'day-to-day' with hamstring

October, 12, 2011
10/12/11
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Tennessee running back Tauren Poole remains "day-to-day" with a hamstring injury, coach Derek Dooley said Wednesday.

The senior left the Georgia game early over the weekend, but had gained just 7 yards on seven carries beforehand.

"[Poole] did a little work today and we expect him to be ready on Saturday," Dooley said.

Poole had struggled to get much going this season before he went down. He has 325 yards on 78 carries and hasn't scored another touchdown since his one in the Vols' opener.

Tennessee is currently last in the SEC in rushing offense, averaging 84.8 yards per game.

If Poole can't go, freshman Marlin Lane would fill in at the No. 1 running back spot. On the season, he has 96 yards and two touchdowns on 37 carries. Lane has also been used in the passing game, catching 12 passes for 141 yards and two more scores.

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