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On-the-job training

On-the-job training

There were times last fall when Tennessee freshman Jacques Smith looked like an All-SEC defensive end. There were other times when he looked like a guy who'd been studying the wrong playbook.

Now that he's a first-team player, trying to maximize the former and minimize the latter is his primary focus this spring. "I need to be more consistent. It's all about consistency," Smith said following Saturday's first intrasquad scrimmage. "Your starters are guys you can count on every single play. They're going to have the right alignment, the right assignment and the right mindset for the...

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