Bowl prep a chance for young Vols to develop

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Tennessee officially completed practice No. 2 of bowl prep on Tuesday, and head coach Butch Jones is pleased with Team 120's approach thus far.

"I liked the way our kids approached," Jones said post-practice. "And it's the habits—we needed to get back to tacking and the fundamentals. We're obviously preparing for a very good 9-3 Nebraska football team."

For some of the young Vols, the bowl season goes beyond just preparing for the upcoming game. It can give them the opportunity to develop as individual players and bolster their potential as they roll into the upcoming spring season. 

"(Bowl practice) is huge, it's a completely different mentality," senior defensive lineman Corey Vereen said. "Especially for the younger guys on the d-line, on the offense, it really doesn't matter. If you're a younger guy, these practices are key for you because they're leading into the next season.

"(Seniors) leaving makes younger guys have to step up, do their job and get ready for the spring."

Watch the video above to hear more from head coach Butch Jones. To hear what Micah Abernathy, Jason Robertson and Corey Vereen had to say after Tuesday's practice, watch the videos below. 

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Shifting of the guards approaching at Vols D-line

Abernathy details issues with Vols secondary

Robertson credits Wiesman for his toughness


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