Vols have quickie

Wednesday marked the first day of fall classes at Tennessee and the 20th practice of preseason football camp. The Vols stamped the occasion by limiting their workout to a brief 45 minutes on Haslam Field.

Head coach Phillip Fulmer said he and his coaching staff still were evaluating Tuesday night's late scrimmage and used Wednesday's walk-through practice as a fundamentals refresher.

"We worked until late last night and it's been a long camp," Fulmer said. "But having watched (the film) 3 1/2 times myself, I thought we got a lot out of the scrimmage on both sides. The kids ran to the ball on defense and we lined up well. They got their hands on some footballs and were in a good tackling position.

"Offensively, we certainly could do better with managing the clock and some of those things."

Tennessee has two more full practices this week before staging its annual kicking scrimmage Saturday morning. The Vols open Sept. 3 with a 12:30 p.m. Eastern time kickoff against UAB.


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