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College Football:


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee believes it can play much better than it showed in a 40-14 season-opening loss to West Virginia. The Volunteers are hoping the lessons learned in that humbling defeat to open Jeremy Pruitt's coaching tenure can pay dividends the rest of the season. By Steve Megargee.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Vanderbilt Commodores smothered a mobile quarterback in their season opener without two starting safeties. LaDarius Wiley will be back for sure as they prepare to defend another potent offense in Nevada. By Teresa M. Walker.


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