Tuesday Practice Report

Tennessee was the beneficiary of some hot weather during Tuesday's practice. However, head coach Phillip Fulmer believes the heat in Gainesville on Saturday at high noon will be at another level.

Fulmer has tried to prepare his troops for those scorching conditions in The Swamp to the best of his ability.

"The 70 that go down there need to be ready and help in any way they can," said Fulmer.

One of those 70 that will see action is wide receiver Tony Brown. Fulmer assured the media that Brown, who missed all of last week's action in practice, would suit up and play this weekend. Brown had been slowed by a sore groin.

Fulmer also mentioned Tennessee had taken a lot of time over the past two weeks to correct some mistakes that plagued them in the team's first two games.

One of the most glaring weaknesess from both the Marshall game and last year's Florida game were missed tackles.

"That's one thing that we've really worked hard to correct going into this ballgame," Fulmer said. "It's good that we were tested against Marshall. That showed the kids how much work we needed to do to get into position to tackle."

The Vols have two more practices this week before Friday's walk-through.


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