Tuesday Practice Report

The Tennessee Volunteers began the final week of spring practice on a soggy note as steady rains transformed Haslam Field into a glorified swamp. The weather did not stop the Vols from heading outside for their two hour workout this afternoon.

The conditions drastically affected the offensive side of practice as all three quarterbacks struggled mightily passing the football. Many balls were over or underthrown and most attempts were wobbily "wounded duck" passes rather than the tight spirals that onlookers have seen all spring. The receiving portion of the passing game struggled just as much as the passing portion, as what few balls that were thrown on the numbers ended up the wet turf.

Philip Fulmer left practice after the first hour to attend tonight's NCAA Women's championship game in Atlanta. Before leaving, he addressed a number of topics, most notably the Montrell Jones suspension.

"You'd like to think he'll do all that he's got to do to get himself back in graces you know, to be back on the team but if he's not there we'll go on about our business."

"He's suspended he's not dismissed" Fulmer added when asked if there was a chance Jones could return to the team.

Coach Fulmer also announced that the format for the Orange and White Game this Saturday will be the first team offense and defense wearing Orange against the second and third team offense and defense wearing white. A handful of players will perform on both teams. Coaches Chavis and Caldwell would coach the White team, while other coaching assignments were not released.

One final note, Johnathon Wade returned to practice tuesday. He was wearing a green no contact jersey and worked exclusively at wideout. He looked fresh with only a few drops and caught balls that he should catch.

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