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Head-start program

Ja'Wuan James started all 13 games at right offensive tackle as a Tennessee freshman last fall. Two classmates, quarterback Tyler Bray and fullback Channing Fugate, started five games each.

The common denominator? All three freshmen were mid-term enrollees who got to participate in the 2010 offseason conditioning program and 15 spring practices. If you think that's a coincidence ... well, you haven't talked to Vol head man Derek Dooley. He is convinced that enrolling early is a tremendous benefit for a freshman hoping to make immediate impact at the college level. "You're getting...

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