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Tennessee's backup quarterback didn't play in Game 2, didn't play in Game 3 and won't play Saturday night in Game 4 ... unless the Vols are putting a beat-down on Ohio University.

Head coach Lane Kiffin believes in sticking with his starting quarterback unless (A) the guy gets hurt or (B) the game gets out of hand. So, Nick Stephens won't see action against the Bobcats this weekend unless Jonathan Crompton has the wind knocked out of him or the Big Orange has a commanding lead. That's what happened in Game 1. With Tennessee up 49-7, Stephens got to direct the Vols' final... Recommended Stories

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