Tuesday Afternoon Practice Report

Tennessee was forced indoors today due to rain showers in Knoxville. Despite being slightly limited because of space, but the team seemed very focused today.

After the Florida game in September, you would be hard pressed to tell Coach Fulmer he would be forced inside the Neyland-Thompson Sports Complex nearly every week for the remainder of the season. With this week being the final regular season practice week, that is exactly how the year has turned out. The Vols have been pushed to practice under a roof a grand total of 8 times in the 2002 season. Not every week, but fairly close. That is enough to notice that being indoors or being outdoors, doesn't really affect this team anymore. Someone told me it has rained 6 straight Tuesdays in Knoxville.

As I said yesterday, there is going to be a big emphasis on the passing game. Today was no different. Casey Clausen was very accurate throwing the ball. Clausen looks almost 100 percent trotting on his ankle. He should be fine, unless he takes a tough hit from the Kentucky defense.

Coaches are still toying with the idea of getting freshman Jonathan Wade some work at defensive back. Wade has looked good catching the ball over the last few days. Wade dropped a nice deep ball pass from Clausen and has since been pushed to "step it up" by offensive coordinator Randy Sanders.

The injured list is foggy at this point, but I will give you a slight rundown:

Rashad Moore, who missed the Vanderbilt game, has practiced both today and yesterday. He should play this weekend.

Will Revill is still listed as questionable this weekend as he is struggling with ankle problems.

Willie Miles has still not practiced and looks like he will not be able to play in his final game at Tennessee. Miles is listed as probable, so there is still a chance he could make it into the starting lineup.

The Vols will have practice on Wednesday and will have a morning practice session on Thursday.


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