Vol practice report

Tennessee started early and was scheduled to finish late in completing two practice sessions Thursday at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. The Vols hit the field by 7 o'clock Thursday morning and were not scheduled to complete their day's activities until after 9.

The morning practice included scrimmage play, while the evening was to consist of more drill work as the Vols passed the midway point of their preseason camp.

Tennessee hosts California on Sept. 2 to being the 2006 season.

"The situational scrimmage really was important to us heading into Saturday to see where we are with our schemes and personnel," head coach Phillip Fulmer said of the buildup toward the next full scrimmage. "Right now, we're trying to find the guys who are going to be in the mix to play.

"And the kids really have been pushing through. We're obviously trying to see where we're going to be with our depth. This will be good tape for us to see."

Tennessee has a single Friday practice before undergoing its second scrimmage of the preseason Saturday night at Neyland Stadium.

On the injury front, head athletic trainer Jason McVeigh said junior defensive back Roshaun Fellows remains sidelined indefinitely with a shoulder ailment and is being evaluated daily.

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