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Florida's Brandon James seeking one more big game against Tennessee



Senior return specialist Brandon James has made quite a name for himself against Tennessee in his Gator career.

James has generated 410 yards in returns in three games, scoring twice on punt returns against the Vols. He also had punt return against Tennessee called back in 2006. 

Surprisingly, that's the one James remembers the most.

"Just because it was the first time I was really out there in a big SEC environment and really my first test against a good team,'' he said.

When the Vols and Gators play on Saturday, James said he would understand if they choose not to kick to him, but he's hoping they'll give it a shot.

"They've got a new coach, a new system, so he might be willing to try it,'' James said. "I'm just hoping they come out and give us a chance.''

UT coach Lane Kiffin isn't planning to give James that chance at all. 

"Obviously he's a dynamic player,'' Kiffin said. "Every time he touches the ball, there's a big fear factor of him going all the way, which he's done versus Tennessee before, and he had another one that was even called back two years ago. So the biggest challenge is to try to contain him. We've worked on punting the ball out of bounds and we'll have to do a good job of that Saturday.''

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:16pm]


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