Clausen joins UT staff

Tennessee's chances of someday landing celebrated prep quarterback Jimmy Clausen just got a little boost.

Rick Clausen, Jimmy's older brother and Tennessee's starting quarterback for most of 2005, has agreed to serve as a graduate assistant with the Vols in 2006.

Head coach Phillip Fulmer announced that Rick Clausen will fill the GA spot held the past two seasons by former Vol tailback Jay Graham.

"I think he'll be great in the transition from what we've done in the past to where we're headed," Fulmer said of Clausen. "He's an eager guy to learn and he'll be a coach someday."

Should Rick Clausen elect to serve two years as a grad assistant, he might get a chance to coach his little brother in 2007.

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