September 12, 2013

Vols looking to contain Mariota

Tennessee linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen remembers what it was like to go up against a talented running quarterback from his days at Auburn.

While, he certainly remembers defeating Oregon in the national championship game in 2010, he remembers the biggest challenge was going against Cam Newton during the Tiger's practices.

This week he's putting that experience of going against an elite running quarterback to good use as the Vols prepare to face one of the most talented running signal callers in the nation in Oregon's Marcus Mariota.

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