Tired Tennessee gets extra day off to rest

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee safety Prentiss Waggner didn't really notice how many plays he was on the field for while facing UAB. The soreness in his body after the game gave him a hint, though.

Tennessee's defense was on the field for 92 snaps compared to the offense's 61, and Waggner was out there for all of them plus four special teams plays. Safety Janzen Jackson, cornerback Marsalis Teague and linebacker Nick Reveiz each participated in 90 or more plays too.

That's just one of the reasons coach Derek Dooley decided to give his players Monday off of practice in advance of Saturday's trip to No. 12 LSU (4-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference).

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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