Knoxville, TN (AP) - A number of true freshmen in the
Southeastern Conference are getting regular playing time -- some out
of neccessity and some because they're that good.
But no matter the reason, all are expected to perform like upper
Florida has played 17 of the 28 prospects signed in February,
which ties Air Force for the most in the nation. Tennessee has
fielded 16 true freshmen, followed in the SEC by Auburn's 15 and
Volunteers coach Derek Dooley says it's not a bad thing because
he has always believed that the only way for a player to develope
is to play.
Some have had their moments, all have experienced growing pains.
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