Coleman moves into lineup

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A depth chart change at starting cornerback for Tennessee took place this week as Justin Coleman has unseated Marsalis Teague.

"Nobody is really set in stone; anybody can get beat out," first-year Tennessee cornerbacks coach Derrick Ansley said Wednesday.

Teague was in and out of the starting lineup on the island since switching over to defense from wide receiver following his freshman season. In 2012, he has seven tackles and an interception that he hauled in against North Carolina State.

Football is the consummate team sport, but Teague received considerable negative attention after the Florida game after Trey Burton's 75-yard touchdown run, Frankie Hammond's 75-yard TD reception and whiffing on a potential fumble recover on the Gators' opening possession.

Ansley broke down some of what he sees out of his guys, including a report on where Coleman is now compared to what he saw when he was hired earlier this year.

"I think he's come a long way," Ansley said of Coleman. "He has a big upside as well. He's a strong guy, he's a physical guy with really heavy hands. He's got a lot of upside. He's only a sophomore. He's young, but we're bringing him along also."

Coleman is a 5-foot-10, 182-pounder that has played in all 15 games since arriving in Knoxville out of Brunswick, (Ga.) High School. He has 11 career tackles and two pass breakups.

Fifth-year senior Prentiss Waggner is the other starting cornerback. The two safeties on the field first against Akron figure to be Brent Brewer and Byron Moore.

Kickoff between the Big Orange and the Akron Zips at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville is Saturday night at 7:30.

Here is a look at the complete depth chart:

Bold indicates returning starters
WR 83 Zach Rogers
6 Vincent Dallas
WR 11 Justin Hunter
36 Cody Blanc
WR 84 Cordarrelle Patterson
87 Jacob Carter
LT 74 Antonio Richardson
67 Alan Posey
LG 71 Dallas Thomas
68 Marcus Jackson
C 64 James Stone
57 Mack Crowder
RG 72 Zach Fulton
78 Alex Bullard
RT 70 Ja'Wuan James
77 Kyler Kerbyson
TE 81 Mychal Rivera
38 Ben Bartholomew
QB 8 Tyler Bray
14 Justin Worley
TB 20 Rajion Neal
15 Marlin Lane
PK 42 Derrick Brodus
27 Justin Coleman
10 Marsalis Teague
23 Prentiss Waggner
24 Eric Gordon
94 Darrington Sentimore
80 Corey Miller
98 Daniel McCullers
76 Daniel Hood
44 Maurice Couch
58 Marlon Walls
55 Jacques Smith
86 Willie Bohannon
34 Herman Lathers
41 Dontavis Sapp
45 A.J. Johnson
46 Channing Fugate
56 Curt Maggitt
40 Raiques Crump
17 Brent Brewer
33 LaDarrell McNeil
3 Byron Moore
22 Rod Wilks
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Danny Parker is currently the Managing Editor, Recruiting Analyst and Staff Photographer for He was previously the sports editor at Shelbyville Times-Gazette. He joined the InsideTennessee team July 2011.

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