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Incentive plan

Like method actors, football players often perform best when they have a clearcut vision of their motivation.

Take Tennessee's Tauren Poole, for instance. Two years ago, he was the second-best running back on campus behind second-round NFL Draft pick Montario Hardesty. Still, Poole ranked fourth in carries that year behind Hardesty and two heralded freshmen who clearly received preferential treatment from head coach Lane Kiffin - Bryce Brown and David Oku. Knowing he had been grossly under-used in 200... Recommended Stories

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