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5 Vols To Watch Against UTC

Derrell ScottWinning the game will obviously be UT’s top priority on Saturday when Chattanooga comes to Knoxville for their first meeting with the Vols in 45 years. But if the game goes anything like most predict, Tennessee should have a chance to break in some players who have played limited snaps this season. For some it might be just some game experience for them to file away for future seasons. For others is could be a chance to gain some trust from the coaching staff so they could potentially have an expanded role this season. Here’s a look at five guys to keep an eye on Saturday.

 Derrell Scott

Scott is almost taking on mythical status as a player the coaches continue to talk about getting in the game, but it not actually happening. He was, theoretically, available to play against both Georgia and Florida after missing the start of the season with multiple injuries, but the 5-11, 194-pound true freshman didn’t play in either of those tight SEC contests. With Tennessee’s thin margin for error, it makes sense that the coaches were nervous to turn him loose in those games. But surely he sees the field against the Mocs. That’s especially true with Jalen Hurd and Marlin Lane both a little banged up. Both are expected to play this week, but look for Scott to get some touches early in the game and possibly to be the featured back later in the game if the Vols are able to get up by a comfortable margin.

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