KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Darrington Sentimore already knows what it's like competing in the Southeastern Conference.
The defensive end also already has experience playing in a 3-4 defense, which Tennessee is installing this spring under new coordinator Sal Sunseri.
Sentimore played at Gulf Coast Community College in Mississippi last year after transferring from Alabama. He spent two seasons with the Crimson Tide, redshirting in 2009 and playing in 11 games in 2010 as a reserve defensive lineman. He had nine tackles, four quarterback hurries and forced a fumble.
Sentimore says he grew up a lot in Mississippi. Now a junior, he's looking to become a leader for the Volunteers, something he didn't do at Alabama.
With the Vols more than halfway through spring practice, Tennessee coaches are looking for more consistency from Sentimore.
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