Tuesday Practice Report

KNOXVILLE - The <!--Default For Tennessee is to ignore-->Tennessee football team seems to have their sights squarely set on the <!--Default NodeId For Auburn is 569,2004--><A HREF=http://auburn.Scout.com>Auburn</A> Tigers and this weekend's SEC Championship Game.

"We are really excited about this opportunity and this challenge we have," Head Coach Phillip Fulmer said. "I think great credit goes to the leadership of our seniors and our captains on our team and our staff."

As the team practiced indoors for the second consecutive day, the Vols found themselves without some of the usual suspects.

Michael Munoz, Cody Douglas, Roshaun Fellows, and Justin Harrell were unable to participate due to a variety of injuries.

"Michael Munoz will not play in this game," Fulmer said. "Cody Douglas quite likely will. We have to get him out there. He hasn't played in nearly a month. He will be available which is a plus. Roshaun Fellows will be available and it looks like Justin Harrell will be available. I'm hoping he will."

Bret Smith was at practice in a green no-contact jersey, but did not dress out in shoulder pads.

On the other hand, Chris Hannon, who did not practice on Monday made a triumphant return to the field on Tuesday.

In the secondary, defensive coordinator John Chavis indicated Corey Campbell will probably start versus Auburn on Saturday at strong safety.

It appears as if the staff is still looking for a sound punt returner. Jon Wade, Jon Hefney, David Yancey, and Corey Larkins all got a look at the position on Tuesday.

Finally, Arian Foster and Ja‚Kouri Williams have the task of imitating Ronnie Brown and Carnell Williams on the scout team.


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