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UT's Young D-line Gets Younger

Phillip Fulmer

On the surface, word that Tennessee freshman Eric Young was being moved to defense seems insignificant in the total scheme of things, but it might just be one of the season's most noteworthy early developments and it spells GOOD NEWS in capital letters for UT.

A high school All-American and one of the nation's top 25 prospects in the Class of 2003, Young was expected to redshirt this season in order to add the size and strength needed to compete as an offensive lineman in the SEC. When interviewed earlier this summer Young conceded a redshirt season was likely and that he was willing to make the best of his hiatus. "I'll probably redshirt this year... Recommended Stories