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Beware of scrimmage stats

Moments after watching Tennessee's second preseason football scrimmage of 2006, I ran into the parent of a Vol player as I was leaving Neyland Stadium.

"What do you think?" I said. "I think Bo Hardegree looks better than Erik Ainge," the parent said. I nodded and replied, "Yeah, Bo's been pretty impressive in these scrimmages." Actually, "pretty impressive" was an understatement. Hardegree had completed 15 of 17 passes for 207 yards and four touchdowns in the first two scrimmages. Suddenly, the career backup was The Next Big Thing...

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