Originally created 12/29/00

Stranded Vols finally arrive in Dallas



DALLAS -- The last three Tennessee players delayed because of an ice storm joined the team for Cotton Bowl practice Thursday.

Wide receivers Cedrick Wilson and Eric Parker and offensive tackle Reggie Coleman arrived Thursday morning.

Linebacker Dominique Stevenson, defensive back Andre Lott and tailback Travis Stephens were able to catch flights Wednesday night.

All six missed the first practice session Wednesday. The Vols face Kansas State on New Year's Day.

Wilson looked tired as he answered questions at Tennessee's news conference Thursday. Coleman, also at the conference, just looked ready to hit the practice field.

The players were stuck in Memphis and Little Rock because of icy conditions.

"It was difficult. I was just trying to get out of the airport," Wilson said. "I know there are people still waiting in that airport right now. My heart goes out to them. I had to get out."



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