Wednesday Afternoon Practice

Tennessee completed their final work-out before Thursday's situational scrimmage on Wednesday evening.

 Several members of the team were held out with what Coach Phillip Fulmer termed "Nicks and bruises".  "We're just trying to get our legs back for the scrimmage.  We expect to have most of our first teamers back for the scrimmage on Saturday," noted Fulmer.

 One player who will definitely be absent from the field is Steven Marsh.  Marsh was spotted wearing a walking boot on his left leg.

    The starters on both sides of the ball are also improving rapidly according to Fulmer.  "Both first teams have made considerable progress in getting ready to play.  The third team will be interesting though."

  According to Fulmer, there is plenty to look for in Thursday's scrimmage. The back-up quarterback and tight end is a major priority.  Freshman Aaron Kirkland is emerging as a possibility to fill the void left by last year's starter at tight end, John Finlayson.

Depth at offensive line is another concern.  Fulmer named Anthony Herrera, Chavis Smith, and Jason Respert as the top candidates to get the bulk of the time at both guard slots.  He also said Sean Young is making a push at tackle.

On the defensive side of the football Fulmer is anxious to see what the line will do versus the run wihtout bringing extra people.  Timing in the passing game as well as special teams will also be carefully scrutinized by Fulmer.

There is still no word on when Antwan Stewart will be in camp.  "All the paper work is in place, it's just a matter of when the committee gets to it.   It could be as late as Wednesday," said Fulmer.


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