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Vols Notes: UT looking for more effective DB combination

Vols looking for more effective DB combination
Tennessee's defense has given up just a handful of big plays this season, but those have cost the Volunteers dearly.

The lone player that had a knack for preventing big plays, safety Janzen Jackson, was dismissed from the team just before the season started. Three games into the season, coach Derek Dooley is still trying to find the most effective combination of players in the secondary.

By Dooley's count, opponents have averaged 3.3 yards for 208 of their 217 plays against the Vols (2-1). The other nine have gone for an average 46.4 yards.

The coaches are hoping for some help from Izauea Lanier, a sophomore junior college transfer, when he makes his first start against Buffalo (1-3) on Saturday. They're also hoping backup safety Brian Randolph will step up.

UT hopes to hook future students with $10 tickets
With Tennessee students on fall break during the Volunteers' home game against Buffalo on Saturday, athletics officials are hoping to hook potential future students with cheap tickets.

Tennessee announced Tuesday that it will offer $10 student tickets to fans 18-and-under for the 12:30 p.m. game against the Mid-American Conference team. Adults can purchase tickets to accompany the younger fans for the normal price of $40.

Neyland Stadium seats 102,455, and the Vols have averaged 94,434 fans for two home games against nonconference foes Montana and Cincinnati. Saturday originally was slated as the Vols' open date but was filled with the Buffalo matchup after school officials eliminated a planned Sept. 24 visit to North Carolina from the schedule.

For more information, students can contact the Tennessee ticket office at 1-800-332-8657.

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