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Vols' freshmen QBs too good to sit

Updated: September 6, 2004, 11:46 AM ET
By Chris Low | Special to ESPN.com

Peyton Manning didn't do it. Neither did Danny Wuerffel, Eric Zeier, Tim Couch or even Chris Leak.

This Sunday night, Brent Schaeffer will carve out a little slice of Southeastern Conference history.

When he starts for Tennessee against UNLV, he'll become the first SEC true freshman quarterback to start the opening game since freshman eligibility was restored in 1973.

"It's all happened pretty fast, but I wanted this," Schaeffer said. "It's here, and I've worked hard all through ...

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