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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's inability to hang on to the ball is causing its preseason goals to slip out of its grasp. The Volunteers have dropped five of their last six games and have produced more turnovers than assists in six of their last eight contests. The Vols (9-8, 1-4 Southeastern Conference) will try to stop both trends Saturday when they host Alabama (12-6, 4-1).

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Quarterbacks at all-star games have tough assignments. They are asked to control the game after a few with teammates and coaches. Oklahoma's Landry Jones, North Carolina State's Mike Glennon and other signal callers will take their shot in Saturday's Senior Bowl. But they are embracing the challenge like the other all-stars. Four Senior Bowl QBs went on to become first-round picks the past three years.

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have hired Rich Bisaccia as special teams coach three weeks after he joined the Auburn staff in a similar capacity. New Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said Friday that Bisaccia had "an offer that he felt he could not turn down" after the Tigers hired him to coach running backs and special teams on Jan. 3. The Cowboys reported their hiring on the team's website.

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