August 4, 2012
Lane trying to make mark in camp
Fall camp is always highlighted by position battles, and this fall no spot on the field is seeing as much of a competitive situation as the Vols' tailback spot. With no clear-cut starter at the position, every single practice has turned into an audition to win the starter's job. Sophomore Marlin Lane is in that group of backs working hard to earn carries this fall.
Lane had an up-and-down freshman season, but flashed some ability in a limited role, he rushed for 280 yards on 75 carries, finding the end zone twice. He excelled as a receiver out of the backfield, hauling in 17 catches for 161 yards and two more scores.
That early playing time gave him a strong sense of what it will take to win the job this fall, but he's not taking anything for granted.
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