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Jarod a backup? Parrish the thought

Jarod a backup? Parrish the thought

After intercepting four passes in three spring scrimmages, Jarod Parrish has earned the confidence of Tennessee's coaches and Tennessee's players.

Most importantly, he has earned the confidence of Jarod Parrish. After a redshirt year and three years of mostly mop-up duty, the 6-3, 190-pound senior from Summerville, Ga., appears poised to finally make his mark as a Volunteer. He enters preseason drills with a first-team berth at strong safety and loads of self-assurance. "I feel like my biggest improvement is playing with a little bit more...

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