Vols' defensive line embraces 'IRU'

Stripling: Everyone has a role to play

Tennessee assistant head coach Steve Stripling answers a question during a press conference in the Stokely Family Media Center at Neyland Stadium Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Tennessee assistant head coach Steve Stripling answers a question during a press conference in the Stokely Family Media Center at Neyland Stadium Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

Tennessee’s linebackers and defensive backs are iron men. The starters seldom leave the field.

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Comments » 4

SewaneeVolFan writes:

It's great to see the D-line having success after having so many questions coming into the season and after Couch got himself suspended. I knew Coach Stripling had much experience and a great rep, but the proof is in production, and this line is making the most of their assets, while hiding -- through line-matching and situational substitutions -- their weaknesses. Most impressive, and one of the best development processes I've seen in years of watching UT football.

RoadTrip writes:

No worries. Just watch it all happen as they progressively get better. Butch and staff know what to do. They just need us to support the team.

johnlg00 writes:

Great to see the D-line getting some well-deserved respect. Gotta put it all on the line Saturday, guys! Still gives me cold chills to realize that most of them will be gone after this season. Sure hope that "come here and play right away" pitch continues to draw some promising replacements.

tuckandlin#1424969 writes:

GO VOLS Roll OVER Tide Here come THE TENNESSEE VOLS ready or Not!!!!!!!!!!

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