Notes: Vols ready for Georgia State

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The InsideTennessee.com staff of beat reporters hasn't missed a Tennessee football practice since Josh Woodward took over as the magazine and website's publisher.

Stationed at various parts of Haslam Field and Neyland-Thompson Sports Center, the crew is taking in the Volunteer workouts with a watchful eye to keep its site subscribers as educated on the Big Orange as possible.

Tuesday was no different as InsideTennessee ventured to another preseason camp workout to get as much information, photographs and video footage as possible.

Here's a look at what stuck out to us Tuesday:

  • After spending Monday afternoon in the indoor facility due to rain, the Vols headed back outside to Haslam Field Tuesday for game-week prep leading up to their home opener with Georgia State.
  • The team was back in full pads today after spending yesterday's practice in shells.
  • From the offensive side…

  • Perhaps the biggest story of the day, as we told our subscribers yesterday, freshman wide receiver Alton Howard (foot) was back at it in full pads and participating today.
  • Rajion Neal got The Opening carries with the first-team offense during drills, but quickly thereafter both Devrin Young and Marlin Lane received carries with the unit as well. All three bracketed as starters for this week's game.
  • Freshman tight end Justin Meredith continues to be in a green non-contact jersey and did not participate in individual drills.
  • From the defensive side…

  • Linebackers Dontavis Sapp and Willie Bohannon both worked with the first-team defense today as Curt Maggitt and Herman Lathers worked off to the side during the individual periods of practice.
  • It looks as though freshman Deion Bonner is the fourth cornerback behind starters Prentiss Waggner and Marsalis Teague with Justin Coleman being the third option. Bonner was also included on the participation chart from Friday's win over North Carolina State. You can expect to see him in Saturday's game if the game is in hand early, as it should be.
  • Offensive guard Dallas Thomas remarks on being back at Neyland Stadium again for the first time since Nov. 19, 2011.

    Watch as Derek Dooley addressed the media following Tuesday's practice at Haslam Field.

    Chris Price is a staff writer for InsideTennessee.com. He was previously an intern for the site for two years before graduating from the University of Tennessee. He joined the InsideTennessee team in 2009.

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