Derek Dooley on Vols' first game, the 35-21 win over NC State
Three running backs are listed as co-starters on Tennessee's depth chart, and head coach Derek Dooley said he expects carries to be dictated by game performance.
Rajion Neal, who rushed 22 times for 53 yards in the opener Friday against North Carolina State, is no longer the clear No. 1. He will share the title with Devrin Young and Marlin Lane, who had nine carries for 75 yards Friday.
"Marlin struggled a bit (in camp), and it could have been easy for Marlin to get the mulligrubbs," Dooley said Monday at his weekly press conference. "That's how it is in sports. You just keep sawing wood."
Who will get the most carries on Saturday against Georgia State?
"The most important thing is who's producing on game day," Dooley said.
Offensive guard Zach Fulton was named the SEC's offensive lineman of the week. Dooley said he was nominated by coaches for grading out the highest of any linemen on the team.
Linebacker Herman Lathers is "probable" for Saturday after injuring his shoulder in the opener, Dooley said.
Lathers said he would play on Saturday only if he's able to practice this week.
"We need Herman, we want Herman, but we want a healthy Herman," Lathers said.
Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him at www.Twitter.com/TennesseeBeat.