He was Tennessee's No. 1 quarterback entering preseason drills, yet C.J.
Leak appears unlikely to take any snaps in the remaining regular-season
games, even though injuries have thinned the Vols' QB ranks.
With Brent Schaeffer
and Erik Ainge
suffering significant shoulder injuries
on back-to-back weekends, the Vols are down to No. 3 quarterback Rick Clausen
for this Saturday's game at Vanderbilt
. After stints at safety,
tight end and linebacker, Leak has returned to his original position and
heads into Saturday's game as the chief backup at quarterback.
Still, he seems unlikely to play, based on some comments made by offensive
coordinator Randy Sanders on Tuesday.
''C.J.'s done a nice job since he's come back (to offense) but he needs a
lot of work before he is up to the level he needs to be at to play,''
Sanders said. ''We always say that the guy who gives us a chance to win will
play, and I'm not sure he's at that point right now.''