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Dooley: Tennessee won't 'tank' because of injuries

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -

Tennessee's October schedule looked challenging enough before the season started. Now that the Volunteers are facing the rest of it without key players on both sides of the ball, it's downright scary.

The Vols (3-2, 0-2 Southeastern Conference) are preparing for a visit by No. 1 LSU (6-0, 3-0) this week and a trip to No. 2 Alabama next week without starting quarterback Tyler Bray, who broke the thumb on his right throwing hand in a 20-12 loss to Georgia on Saturday.

The Vols also lost top wide receiver Justin Hunter for the season when he tore his ACL on Sept. 17 against Florida.

Coach Derek Dooley knows no one will feel sorry for Tennessee and says he refuses to let his team tank because of the injuries.

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