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Tennessee Hoping To Run It Up In 2012

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ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (AP) - Improving a running game that ranked 116th in the country last season as been one of the main priorities for Tennessee this offseason.

So far there have been some hopeful signs during preseason practice for the Volunteers.

Coach Derek Dooley says the Vols did a good job and met all of their goals running the ball in Saturday's scrimmage, which was the first of fall camp. Tennessee's tailbacks combined to run for 295 yards, including 134 yards from Rajion Neal.

In addition to Neal, sophomores Marlin Lane and Devrin Young figure to get the bulk of the carries this fall. Lane was used some in a wildcat package last season, and coaches are experimenting more with the package in camp.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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