Tennessee Stat Book
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The leading receiver in the SEC will be facing a new-look secondary.
Marsalis Teague's turf toe and a mid-week absence at practice by Art Evans forced Tennessee to tinker with its rotation at cornerback, and safety Prentiss Waggner appears to be set for a start there along with Eric Gordon.
That also elevated Brent Brewer into the starting lineup at safety for a secondary that will have its hands full with No. 17 South Carolina and sophomore receiver Alshon Jeffery today at Williams-Brice Stadium (TV: WVLT, 12:21 p.m.).
Jeffery leads all receivers in the conference with 37 catches for 645 yards, and the Gamecocks (5-2, 3-2 SEC) don't figure to hesitate to let quarterback Stephen Garcia test the Vols through the air.
On the other side, UT (2-5, 0-4 SEC) junior Matt Simms looked healthy and moved without limitation on his sore left knee as expected before kickoff and should start under center.