Wednesday Practice Report

Due to inclement weather, Tennessee practiced indoors at the Neyland-Thompson Sports Complex on Wednesday afternoon. However, the rain did not deter head coach Phillip Fulmer from complimenting his team on what has been a solid last couple of weeks.

"I really appreciate what our team has done," said Fulmer. "I'm very encouraged about the attitude of this football team. Now we've got to be sure we take it to the game field on Saturday."

The starter at right tackle for the Vanderbilt game remains up in the air. Arron Sears looks like he is out of the picture after injuring his ankle last weekend. Without Sears in the mix, Sean Young, Cody Douglas, and Anthony Herrera could all battle for playing time.

Young is also battling the injury bug though. "Sean looks like he's about ready to go, but we haven't decided yet," Fulmer said.

On the other side of the line at defensive tackle, Fulmer said Mondre Dickerson's status hasn't changed. Dickerson is indefinitely suspended due to a violation of team rules.

After suffering the death of his sister in a car accident that involved eight relatives last weekend, Greg Jones is expected to play on Saturday.

The most recent news pertaining to others involved in the tragic turn of events is positive.

"His grandmother is improving and his mother is doing well," Fulmer said.

The Vols have one more practice scheduled for this week and a walk-through slated for Friday afternoon.

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