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Brown relishes competition

Tony  Brown

<!--Default NodeId For Tony Brown is 669119,2003--><A HREF=[PlayerNode:669119]>Tony Brown</A> listened with interest as fans and media types criticized <!--Default For Tennessee is to ignore-->Tennessee's receivers last fall. He followed with interest as Vol recruiters signed four prep pass-catchers, including three high school All-Americans. He watched with interest as the heralded newcomers showcased their skills in Tennessee's early workouts.

Does Brown feel insulted? Maybe a little. Does he feel slighted? Just a bit. Does he feel resentful of the newcomers? Not at all. He welcomes the competition. If one of the rookies is good enough to take his job, more power to him. ''There's always competition in a program at this level,'' Brown said recently. ''You're always fighting for your job. Nobody really has a starting job on this team... Recommended Stories