''It's unbelievable,'' head coach Phil Fulmer said. ''What Arron Sears has done in fighting through ankle, foot and toe injuries has been just short of incredible.
''He has physical toughness, mental toughness, he's smart. He's played right tackle as a starter, right guard as a starter, left tackle as a starter. He went in for Michael at halftime against Georgia and we never missed a beat.
''He's one of the best I've been around, and he's only a sophomore. That's the best thing about it.''
Asked if Sears might be even more productive if he could play one position all the time, Fulmer shook his head.
''That, to me, doesn't matter,'' the head man said. ''Bruce Wilkerson played all the positions for me except center. Wherever their (opponent's) best player was, that's where Bruce played that week.''
While position changes haven't slowed Sears' development, nagging injuries probably have.
''If Arron were healthy,'' Fulmer said, ''he would be a very dominant player.''