Thursday, April 15, 2010
Vols' seniors select teams for spring game
By Chris Low
Tennessee's roster has been divided into two teams for Saturday's Orange and White spring game thanks to some intense "War Room" decisions by the Vols' seniors on Wednesday night.
The seniors drafted the two teams for Derek Dooley's first spring game, which kicks off Saturday at 2 p.m. at Neyland Stadium.
"Like the NFL draft, it will be interesting to see if some of the higher picks perform to their value," Dooley said.
At first glance, the White team looks a little stronger, especially on defense with tackles Montori Hughes and Marlon Walls and senior end Chris Walker. True freshman Tyler Bray will quarterback the White team, and he has the top offensive weapon from the spring in his backfield in junior running back Tauren Poole. The Vols' best defensive back, sophomore safety Janzen Jackson, is also a member of the White team.
The Orange team is led by quarterback Matt Simms, the favorite to win the job. Leading receiver Gerald Jones is also on the Orange team along with tight end Luke Stocker and starting offensive linemen Dallas Thomas and JerQuari Schofield.