Tennessee's depth at defensive end is getting perilously thin.
Rising senior Jason Hall will undergo shoulder surgery next week and miss
spring football practice. Hall has never started for the Vols but he saw
considerable action in 2004, recording 17 solo stops and 9 assists. Showing
a knack for the big play, he registered three sacks, a tackle for loss and a
Tennessee's walking wounded this spring also includes linebacker Robert Ayers (shoulder), defensive tackle Turk McBride (wrist) and defensive tackle
Tony McDaniel (disciplinary suspension). In addition, place-kicker James Wilhoit may face surgery to alleviate pain in his right foot that bothered
him throughout the 2004 season.