KNOXVILLE — Tennessee enters game two of the football season with its tailback competition at square one.
The Volunteers' runners showed some good signs in the season-opening win, but the top spot in the pecking order again is up for grabs in a three-way battle among Rajion Neal, Marlin Lane and Devrin Young.
This week of practice began with the trio bracketed as co-starters, but the performance in Neyland Stadium will determine more who gets how many carries.
"Every week we're competing, and I think that's what they understand," running backs coach Jay Graham said after Wednesday's practice. "It's been a good week of practice, but the most important thing is getting to the game. Based on your practice, that determines how many reps you get.