Wednesday Practice Report

As temperatures dropped down into the thirties, Tennessee's coaches and players appeared eager to get off the practice field on Wednesday night. Coach Phillip Fulmer says that it was good to get some work in adverse conditions.

"It's probably going to be quite nippy on Saturday and a little bit of a muddy field," Fulmer said. The Vols practiced indoors yesterday.

On the injury front, junior cornerback Jabari Greer was not on the practice field. However, Fulmer said he expects Greer to be ready to play on Saturday. Greer left practice on crutches yesterday with what appeared to be a right ankle injury. If Greer cannot go, expect Corey Larkins to make his first career start in the secondary. Larkins took most of the snaps with the first team on Wednesday, but freshmen Robert Boulware and Jason Allen are also getting looks. The Vols are already without senior Willie Miles who is still nursing a sore groin.

Parys Haralson appears to be recovering nicely from an ankle injury. And Rashad Moore looks like he will be able to play in his last game at Neyland Stadium after missing the Vanderbilt game with a shoulder/neck injury. Offensively, Montrell Jones appears to be ready to go after being limited by a shoulder injury. And freshman Aaron Kirkland, who was recruited as a tight end, continues to work at fullback where he may see action this weekend.

The Volunteers will practice in the morning tomorrow before having a special Thanksgiving meal in the afternoon. Tennessee will also have their traditional "last tackle" drill tomorrow morning. The drill is usually reserved for the Vanderbilt game, however the tackling dummy will be donning a blue Kentucky jersey this time around with this year's schedule change.


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