Don't look for Leak

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.''

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