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Tennessee Vols' A.J. Johnson Pushed for More
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KNOXVILLE — A.J. Johnson led the Southeastern Conference in tackles last season. As a sophomore, the Tennessee linebacker made 138 of them. Tommy Thigpen, though, wants more variety from his middle linebacker. "He's got to do better," the Volunteers' new linebackers coach said after practice Thursday morning inside the Neyland-Thompson Sports Complex. "We're emphasizing production. Tackles are tackles, but sacks, tackles for losses, caused fumbles, fumble recoveries -- that's what we want out of him this year...

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