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Ayers to 'tackle' new role

Senior defensive end Robert Ayers played his best game as a Tennessee Vol last weekend against Georgia, recording nine tackles (3.5 for minus yardage) and a clutch interception.

His reward? He'll be playing some at tackle this week ... With top reserve Walter Fisher slowed by a toe injury, the Vols are down to two dependable tackles – starters Demonte Bolden and Dan Williams. That leaves defensive coordinator John Chavis no choice but to move Ayers inside and hope No. 4 tackle Victor Thomas can upgrade his play a bit. As Chavis noted: "We will be prepared to do both...

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