Tuesday Practice Report

Tennessee's football team practiced inside the Neyland-Thompson Sports Complex on Tuesday afternoon. While the rain sent the team scrambling for cover, head coach Phillip Fulmer is searching for answers. Although he's unhappy with how his team has played in its last two ballgames, Fulmer expects them to bounce back.

"You've really got two choices," Fulmer said. "You can cry over spilled milk or you can go back to work to be a better football team. I think our guys have chosen to go back to work and correct what we need to correct."

"Obviously, everybody's disappointed. We're certainly not going to be able to turn it over against good teams and that's where we've got to get better. But we've got a lot to look forward to and we're headed in that direction."

Fulmer mentioned that some dreams may be shattered, but it's not too late to salvage the rest of the season.

"I think the mindset is good," said Fulmer. "There's a lot to look forward to, we can still have a very, very respectful season if we finish up well, but right now the whole focus is on Tennessee this week and starting on Alabama."

"We started the offseason and spring with great character and good leadership and we have no reason to believe it will change," Fulmer said. "We evaluate every day how we get to a well-oiled machine. We're not well-oiled right now. There's a lot of work to do."

The latest injury report has J.T. Mapu listed as probable. Rashad Baker is questionable with a deep thigh bruise.

That duo will have time to heal up because the Vols next game isn't until October 25th.

Tennessee practices on Wednesday and Thursday before taking Friday off for fall break and the open weekend.

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