Friday, April 18, 2014 · 7:52 p.m.

Orange and White Game Guide

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KNOXVILLE – Tennessee football will conclude spring practice on Saturday with the annual Orange and White Game. Coach Derek Dooley said on Thursday that he wants the game to have a more competitive feel to it and set the game up to be primarily “good on good.” The Orange Team will consist of the first-team defense and reserve defensive players while the White Team will boast the first offensive unit and defensive backups. Here are all the details for Saturday’s game:

When: Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Where: Neyland Stadium in Knoxville

Admission: Free admission and free parking

Broadcasting:
TV: Fox Sports Net South (tape delay – Sunday, April 22 at 8 p.m. ET and other showings)
Radio: Vol Network (106.5 in Chattanooga, 99.1/99.3 in Knoxville)
Internet: FoxSportsTennessee.com (Southeast Region), ESPN3.com (outside the region)
 
Other activities:
Fan Appreciation Day will be held on the field inside Neyland Stadium with Dooley, assistant coaches and players signing autographs from 12:15 p.m to 1:15 p.m. Former UT football lettermen will play flag football at halftime.

What’s at stake: The winning team will be treated to an upscale dinner including steak, baked potatoes, desserts and iced tea served by waiters. The losers will eat hot dogs, chips and drink water with no ice in the same room as the winners.

Last year:  Dooley allowed the players to draft their own teams. On a cold and windy afternoon, former quarterback Matt Simms and running back Rajion Neal had strong performances to lead the White to a 24-7 win over the Orange. Quarterback Tyler Bray had a forgettable day, completing 5-of-30 passes.

Three players to watch on offense
1. Running back Devrin Young
Young has been one of the most talked about players this spring and was one of the most explosive players in the first two scrimmages—averaging 8.6 yards per touch on offense. Though slight in stature at 5-foot-7, he is making a big push for playing time as a running back and punt returner.

2. Tackle Antonio ‘Tiny’ Richardson
Richardson, a rising sophomore, appears to be the left tackle of the present and the future for the Vols. The 6-foot-6, 330-pound monster lineman has given the run game a boost this spring. He pairs with guard Dallas Thomas, a former left tackle, to form a revamped left side of the offensive line.

3. Quarterback Tyler Bray
Bray drew praise this spring for his improved work ethic and leadership, but has had mixed results on the field. He was 26-for-55 passing for 322 yards, two interceptions and two touchdowns in the Vols’ first two spring scrimmages. Bray will have a chance to redeem last year’s poor spring game (5 of 30 passing), but will have to do it without top receiver Justin Hunter who will sit as he continues to recover from a torn ACL.

Three players to watch on defense:
1. Cornerback Justin Coleman
Coleman has been running with the first-team defense for much of the spring. He was yanked from the starting lineup as a true freshman in 2011 after being burned on multiple deep passes, but he brings more experience into 2012. Coleman will get a chance to do more press coverage in defensive Sal Sunseri’s aggressive defense.

2. Linebacker Jacques Smith
Smith has worked as the ‘Jack’ linebacker this spring, a hybrid position that requires him to rush the passer and drop into pass coverage at times. Smith, formerly a traditional defensive end in the the 4-3 defense, claims to be more comfortable in his new role as a stand-up linebacker.  Saturday will be a chance to prove it.

3. Nose tackle Maurice Couch
Couch came on strong at the end of 2011 as a 4-3 defensive tackle, but he’s been placed in the challenging nose tackle position in the new 3-4 look. The biggest question will be if his 300-pound frame can hold up under constant double teams at a position normally reserved for players closer to 350 pounds. It will be Couch’s last chance to prove himself before 380-pound junior college transfer Daniel McCullers shows up in the summer.


ORANGE TEAM ROSTER

No. Name — Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Exp Hometown (Previous School)

3 Byron Moore — DB 6-1 196 Jr.-rs 1L Carson, Calif. (Los Angeles Harbor (Calif.) CC)
6 Vincent Dallas — WR 5-11 186 So. 1L Ellenwood, Ga. (Cedar Grove)
9  Izauea Lanier — DB 6-1 188 Jr.-rs 1L Gordo, Ala. (East Mississippi [Miss.] CC)
13 Naz Oliver — WR 5-10 180 Jr.-rs Sq. Jersey City, N.J. (Saint Peter’s Prep)
14 Justin Worley — QB 6-4 211 So. 1L Rock Hill, S.C. (Northwestern)
15 Tyrin Fairman — DB 5-9 170 So. Sq. Monmouth Junction, N.J. (South Brunswick)
15 Marlin Lane — TB 6-0 205 So. 1L Daytona Beach, Fla. (Mainland)
17 Brent Brewer — LB 6-1 217 Jr. 2L Tyrone, Ga. (Sandy Creek)
17 Tyler Page — QB 6-3 193 So-rs. Sq. Candler, N.C. (Asheville)
24 Eric Gordon — DB 5-9 197 Jr.-rs 2L Nashville, Tenn. (Hillsboro)
24 Deanthonie Summerhill — TB 5-9 197 So.-rs Sq. Tuscumbia, Ala. (Deshler)
26 Derrick Brodus — PK/P 5-11 185 So.-rs Sq. Maryville, Tenn. (Alcoa)
27 Jacob Carter — WR 6-0 190 So.-rs Sq. Nashville, Tenn. (Ensworth)
27 Justin Coleman — DB 5-10 180 So. 1L Brunswick, Ga. (Brunswick)
29 Tom Smith — TB 5-11 207 So. Sq. Apopka, Fla. (Apopka)
30 Max Arnold — DB 6-1 182 So. Sq. McKenzie, Tenn. (McKenzie)
34 Herman Lathers — LB 6-0 225 Sr.-rs 2L Baton Rouge, La. (Scotlandville)
37 Brian Randolph — DB 6-0 189 So. 1L Kennesaw, Ga. (Kell)
39 Ben Bartholomew — FB 6-2 251 Sr.-rs 3L Nashville, Tenn. (Montgomery Bell Academy)
41 Dontavis Sapp — LB 6-2 223 Jr. 2L Valdosta, Ga. (Valdosta)
43 Matt Darr — P 6-1 214 So.-rs 1L Bakersfield, Calif. (Frontier)
44 Maurice Couch — DL 6-2 295 Jr.-rs 1L Orlando, Fla. (Garden City (Kan.) CC)
45 A.J. Johnson — LB 6-3 244 So. 1L Gainesville, Ga. (Gainesville)
48 Greg King — LB 6-2 238 Jr.-rs 1L Memphis, Tenn. (Melrose)
55 Jacques Smith — LB 6-2 242 Jr. 2L Ooltewah, Tenn. (Ooltewah)
57 Mack Crowder  —OL 6-2 280 Fr.-rs RS Bristol, Tenn. (Tennessee HS)
57 Andrew Henry — DS 6-2 211 So. Sq. Gallatin, Tenn. (Station Camp)
58 Marlon Walls — DL 6-2 283 Jr.-rs 2L Olive Branch, Miss. (Hargrave [Va.] Military Academy)
59 Gregory Grieco — LB 5-10 222 So.-rs Sq. Knoxville, Tenn. (Farragut)
60 Carson Anderson — OL 6-1 282 Sr.-rs Sq. Florence, Ala. (Florence)
63 Evan Volner — OL 6-3 266 So. Sq. Scotts Hill, Tenn. (Scotts Hill)
66 Marques Pair — OL 6-5 325 So.-rs Sq. Sumter, S.C. (Sumter)
67 Alan Posey — OL 6-6 317 Fr.-rs RS Athens, Ga. (Clarke Central)
73 Darin Gooch — OL 6-2 304 Sr. 1L Reno, Nev. (Butte [Calif.] JC)
77 Kyler Kerbyson — OL 6-5 320 Fr.-rs RS Knoxville, Tenn. (Knoxville Catholic)
79 Brock Collier — OL 6-3 268 So-rs Sq. Joelton, Tenn. (Brentwood Academy)
80 Dylan West — WR 6-1 180 So.-rs Sq. Oneida, Tenn. (Oneida)
85 Brendan Downs — TE 6-5 251 So. 1L Bristol, Tenn. (Tennessee HS)
86 Willie Bohannon — LB 6-2 250 Sr.-rs 3L Mobile, Ala. (Blount)
87 Alex Ellis — WR 6-4 224 So. Sq. Del Mar, Del. (Del Mar)
89 Bryant Plumlee — TE 6-2 230 So. Sq. Cross Plains, Tenn. (Davidson Academy)
90 Steven Fowlkes — DL 6-5 254 Sr.-rs Sq. College Park, Ga. (Banneker)
93 Gregory Clark — DL 6-2 318 So.-rs Sq. Warner Robins, Ga. (Northside)
96 Trevarris Saulsberry — DL 6-5 280 Fr.-rs RS Gainesville, Fla. (Gainesville)

Injured
12 (finger) Nathan Peterman — QB 6-2 215 Fr. HS Fruit Cove, Fla. (Bartram Trail)
30 (mononucleosis) Alden Hill — TB 6-2 217 Fr. HS Alliance, Ohio (Marlington)
52 (ACL) Christian Harris — LB 6-2 238 Fr.-rs RS Woodstock, Ga. (Etowah)
56 (shoulder) Curt Maggitt — LB 6-3 227 So. 1L West Palm Beach, Fla. (Dwyer)
82 (hamstring) Justin Meredith — TE 6-5 216 Fr. HS Anderson, S.C. (T.L. Hanna)

Coaches
Defensive coordinator Sal Sunseri
Safeties coach Josh Conklin
Running backs coach Jay Graham
Wide receivers coach Darin Hinshaw
Defensive line coach John Palermo

Guest coaches
Matt Dixon – Sports Editor for the Daily Beacon, UT’s student newspaper
Dr. Amadou Sall – Africana Studies professor at UT


WHITE TEAM ROSTER

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Exp Hometown (Previous School)

1 Michael Palardy — PK/P 5-11 177 Jr. 2L Coral Springs, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas)
2 Michael Williams — DB 5-10 176 So. Sq. Knoxville, Tenn. (Bearden)
3 Tyler Drummer — WR 6-1 172 Jr.-rs. Sq. Powell, Tenn. (Cumberland Univ.)
7 Corey Alexander — DB 5-5 160 Jr. Sq. Gallatin, Tenn. (Station Camp/Pittsburgh)
8 Tyler Bray — QB 6-6 213 Jr. 2L Kingsburg, Calif. (Kingsburg)
10 Marsalis Teague — DB 5-10 183 Sr. 3L Paris, Tenn. (Henry County)
19 Tyler Coombes — DB 6-0 193 So.-rs Sq. Lebanon, Tenn. (Wilson Central)
19 Devrin Young — TB 5-8 171 So. 1L Knoxville, Tenn. (Bearden)
20 Rajion Neal — TB 5-11 210 Jr. 2L Fayetteville, Ga. (Sandy Creek)
21 Da’Rick Rogers — WR 6-3 208 Jr. 2L Calhoun, Ga. (Calhoun)
22 Rod Wilks — DB 6-0 217 Sr.-rs 2L Smyrna, Tenn. (Smyrna)
23 Prentiss Waggner — DB 6-2 180 Sr.-rs 3L Clinton, La. (Clinton)
26 Geraldo Orta — DB 6-0 180 Fr.-rs RS Valdosta, Ga. (Lowndes)
31 Tino Thomas — DB 6-0 199 Fr. HS Memphis, Tenn. (Melrose)
33 Jaron Toney — DB 5-10 186 So.-rs Sq. Alcoa, Tenn. (Alcoa)
36 Cody Blanc — ATH 6-1 200 Fr. HS Knoxville, Tenn. (Central)
38 Logan Honeycutt — LB 6-2 222 So.-rs Sq. Johnson City, Tenn. (Science Hill)
39 Michael Cantwell — LB/DS 5-11 210 So. Sq. Morristown, Tenn. (West)
42 Nigel Mitchell-Thornton — LB 6-1 239 Sr. 3L Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson)
43 Dakota Summers — TE 6-3 232 So.-rs Sq. Camden, Tenn. (Central)
45 Austin Bolen — FB 5-11 217 So.-rs Sq. Knoxville, Tenn. (Farragut)
46 Channing Fugate — LB 6-1 223 Jr. 2L Jackson, Ky. (Breathitt County)
47 John Propst — LB 6-0 225 Jr. 2L Hoover, Ala. (Hoover)
50 Raiques Crump — LB 6-1 220 Jr. 2L Birmingham, Ala. (Minor)
54 Jordan Williams — DL 6-5 255 So. 1L Gainesville, Fla. (Gainesville)
57 Andrew Henry — DS 6-2 211 So. Sq. Gallatin, Tenn. (Station Camp)
64 James Stone — OL 6-3 310 Jr. 2L Nashville, Tenn. (Maplewood)
65 Joseph Ayres — DL 6-3 280 Jr.-rs 2L Knoxville, Tenn. (Chattanooga McCallie)
68 Marcus Jackson — OL 6-2 318 So. 1L Vero Beach, Fla. (Vero Beach)
69 Allan Carson — DL 6-2 320 So. 1L Oxford, Ala. (Oxford)
70 Ja’Wuan James — OL 6-6 320 Jr. 2L Suwanee, Ga. (North Gwinnett)
71 Isaac Mobley — OL 6-1 330 Jr. Sq. Knoxville, Tenn. (West)
71 Dallas Thomas — OL 6-5 300 Sr.-rs 3L Baton Rouge, La. (Scotlandville)
72 Zach Fulton — OL 6-5 319 Jr. 2L Homewood, Ill. (Homewood-Flossmoor)
74 Antonio Richardson — OL 6-6 329 So. 1L Nashville, Tenn. (Pearl-Cohn)
78 Alex Bullard — OL 6-2 304 Jr.-rs 1L Franklin, Tenn. (Univ. of Notre Dame)
81 Mychal Rivera — TE 6-3 251 Sr.-rs 2L Valencia, Calif. (College of the Canyons)
83 Zach Rogers — WR 6-0 180 Sr. 3L Nashville, Tenn. (David Lipscomb)
88 Cameron Clear — TE 6-6 283 So. 1L Memphis, Tenn. (Central)
94 Darrington Sentimore — DL 6-3 288 Jr.-rs JC Norco, La. (Destrahan/Gulf Coast CC)
99 Trent Taylor — DL 6-3 277 Fr. HS Lakeland, Fla. (Lake Gibson)

Injured 
11 (ACL) Justin Hunter — WR 6-4 200 Jr. 2L Virginia Beach, Va. (Ocean Lakes)
53 (Shoulder) J.R. Carr — DS 5-10 220 Jr.-rs Sq. Lomita, Calif. (South Torrance)
76 (Shoulder) Daniel Hood — DL 6-4 293 Jr.-rs 1L Knoxville, Tenn. (Knoxville Catholic)

Coaches
Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney
Cornerbacks coach Derrick Ansley
Offensive line coach Sam Pittman
Tight ends coach/special teams coordinator Charlie Coiner

Guest coaches
George Drinnon – Director of Undergraduate Programs in UT’s College of Business Administration
Todd Skelton – JD/MBA student and President of the Graduate Student Congress

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