Tennessee Vols looking to rediscover lost edge

photo Tennessee head coach Butch Jones yells on the sidelines in this file photo.

KNOXVILLE - Somewhere on the road, Tennessee lost its edge.

Or perhaps the Volunteers simply left it in Knoxville.

Either way, the style of play that nearly earned them a win over Georgia and did grant them an upset of South Carolina two weeks later was nowhere to be found in blowout losses to Alabama and Missouri.

Now Tennessee is hoping to rediscover it Saturday against seventh-ranked Auburn, the Vols' third consecutive top-10 opponent and fifth in 10 games this season.

"We've just got to know," safety Brian Randolph said, "that we're capable of performing to a high level, because we proved it to ourselves against South Carolina and Georgia.