UT practice highlights

Instead of a 10-day spring break, Tennessee's offensive players looked as if they were just back from a 10-month trip to Mars Tuesday afternoon at Haslam Field.

There were a few noteworthy developments in the workout, however. Here are some of the key moments from UT's full-contact 11-on-11 work:

- Rising sophomore quarterback B. J. Coleman showed a lot of zip on a throw to Quintin Hancock for approximately a 15-yard gain.

- Coleman and freshman tailback Toney Williams got their wires crossed on a handoff. The result was a fumbled two-foot toss that was eerily reminiscent of the Jonathan Crompton/Arian Foster mishap that Auburn returned for a touchdown last fall.

- Sophomore tailback Tauren Poole showed a nice burst of speed, racing untouched for a 40-yard touchdown run off right tackle.

- Crompton hooked up with tight end Luke Stocker on a dandy throw-and-catch covering roughly 15 yards.

Here are some highlights from the 7-on-7 (jolt but don't tackle) portion of the workout:

- Junior receiver Gerald Jones went parallel to the ground on a spectacular diving catch of a 20-yard touchdown pass from Coleman.

- Junior cornerback Dennis Rogan covered Jones like a blanket and made a nifty pass breakup on a short throw from Crompton.

- Crompton found sophomore receiver Tyler Maples wide open in the right corner of the end zone for a 25-yard TD.

- Coleman hit rising senior Austin Rogers over the middle for a 20-yard touchdown.

- Crompton found Rogers over the middle for another 20-yard TD.

- Coleman found 6-foot-8 tight end Jeff Cottam wide open over the middle but his 20-yard throw was a tad high and skipped off Cottam's hands in the end zone.


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