Crompton, Stephens to compete for starting job vs. Huskies

Updated: September 30, 2008, 6:36 PM ET
Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee expects to play both Jonathan Crompton and Nick Stephens at quarterback Saturday against Northern Illinois.

The Volunteers (1-3) are off to their worst start in 14 years and Crompton has struggled to get them into the end zone.

Crompton and Stephens are competing this week to start against the Huskies (2-2). But even if Stephens doesn't practice well enough to start, offensive coordinator Dave Clawson wants to see him in a game.

Stephens is 1-for-2 for 42 yards this season, with both passes coming against UAB.


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