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Sawtelle faces uphill battle

He's one of Tennessee's most celebrated football signees AND he's participating in spring practice. Normally, that combination would give a prospect an excellent chance to contribute as a Vol freshman.

But that may not be the case for Darris Sawtelle, a rugged 6-6, 285-pounder from Birmingham, Mich. Except for quarterback, offensive line may be the toughest position for a first-year player trying to crack a college lineup. "For offensive linemen, it's really tough," offensive coordinator David Cutcliffe says. "That's a man's game up there in this...

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