Other notes from the morning workout:
* Sophomore tailback Cedric Houston looks trimmer and quicker than he did last fall. He seems to be hitting the holes much faster and changing directions much more fluidly. He and Jabari ''J-Train'' Davis continue to wage a fierce battle for the No. 1 tailback job.
* Justin Reed, moved to receiver after a doomed stint as a scholarship punting prospect, may provide some help at his new outpost. The 6-foot-6, 240-pound redshirt freshman runs fairly well and exhibits pretty good hands for a big man. He'd provide a big target when quarters are cramped inside the Orange Area. Someday, if he has the toughness, he might bulk up a bit and become a serviceable tight end.
* Jim Bob Cooter (don't you love that name?) got some work Tuesday morning with Vol quarterbacks. Cooter is a 6-foot, 205-pound walk-on from Fayetteville. UT has just three quarterbacks on scholarship — Casey Clausen, C.J. Leak and freshman James Banks. In a pinch, though, the Vols could call on receivers Kelley Washington and/or C.J. Fayton. Both played QB in high school.