KNOXVILLE - Rajion Neal, Tennessee’s leading rusher, is doubtful for Saturday’s game with an ankle injury, Tennessee coach Derek Dooley said during his weekly press conference today.
The Vols (3-3, 0-3 SEC) play No. 1 Alabama (6-0, 3-0) on Saturday (TV: ESPN, 7 p.m.)
Backup running back Marlin Lane (thigh) is likely to play, Dooley said. Linebacker Curtis Maggitt (shoulder stinger) is questionable and cornerback Justin Coleman (concussion symptoms) is probable.
Quarterback Tyler Bray sat out Monday’s practice with a knee injury, but Dooley said he would practice Tuesday and play on Saturday.
Dooley joked about the strength of No. 1 Alabama, saying the Tide doesn’t recruit, “they draft.”
"They've absolutely annihilated everybody they've played, physically and on the scoreboard," Dooley said.
For a complete rundown on Dooley’s comments, click here: http://blogs.knoxnews.com/woodbery/2012/10/live-blogging-tennessee-coach-derek-dooleys-weekly-news-conference-alabama-week.html
Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him at www.Twitter.com/TennesseeBeat.