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Double-duty rookie

Most freshman football players have trouble learning one college position. So, when a guy is learning two positions, you figure the coaches must be determined to get him on the field.

Apparently, Tennessee's coaches are determined to get Nigel Mitchell-Thornton on the field. The 6-2, 228-pound rookie from Stephenson High of Stone Mountain, Ga., is learning two linebacker spots as the 2009 season approaches. "Back in spring I learned Mike (middle), and now I'm learning a little bit of Will (weakside)," he said. "I'm going back and forth." As a mid-term enrollee last winter... Recommended Stories

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