The Tennessee passing game remained after practice today to work on perfecting the air raid for the weekend. All of the quarterbacks and receivers worked on picking up the pace for about 35 minutes after practice. Clausen had several nice passes, but Tony Brown and Jonathan Wade had two nice catches. If Tennessee is to get a win over Kentucky on Saturday, they must be able to throw the ball. In 2001, Kentucky limited the top rusher in the SEC Travis Stephens and forced Tennessee to win the game through the air. Had it not been for a great effort from Donte Stallworth last season's clash with the Cats, Tennessee may not have had the opportunity to play in the SEC championship game, regardless of the win over Florida. Offensive coordinator Randy Sanders worked diligently today to make his receivers understand how important their role will be.
Defensive tackle Rashad Moore was back at full steam on Monday. As is usual the case, "Boo" was very vocal with his D-line teammates. Moore sat out the game this weekend with Vanderbilt, but will be ready on Saturday against the Wildcats.
Tennessee has a different practice schedule this week with Thanksgiving falling on Thursday. The Vols will have normal practices tomorrow and Wednesday. On Thursday they will have a special morning session, then Tennessee coaches will serve players a special Thanksgiving meal in the afternoon.