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Tennessee O-Line Looks To Finish Big
By: Holly Anderson

In years like this, you take your solace where you can find it. In Tennessee, that's in the form of the five behemoths tasked with keeping SEC defenses on their heels. With four returning starters and a not-really-newcomer who has 14 career starts of his own, the Tennessee offensive line is one of the most experienced in the country and ranked fifth nationally in sacks allowed in 2012, best in the SEC. It's a unit that was placed 80 percent formed into the laps of Jones and O-line coach Don Mahoney, consisting of left tackle Antonio "Tiny" Richardson, center James Stone, right guard Zach Fulton, and right tackle Ja'Wuan James. (Alex Bullard, who has played three offensive line positions in his two years at Tennessee, has been named the starter at left guard, replacing the Dolphins-drafted Dallas Thomas.)

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