Also sitting out this weekend's game will be sophomore defensive end Chris Walker, who is battling a back injury.
The Vols wrapped up an emotional week of practice with a relatively brief Thursday workout at Haslam Field.
"I have been very pleased with those guys," said head coach Phillip Fulmer, who resigned under pressure earlier this week. "I know there has been a lot of emotion attached to the week, and I think Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday getting back on the practice field was good therapy for everybody. The practices have had good energy and good concentration, and I've liked the way they moved around."
Kickoff for the 85th homecoming game is slated for 1 p.m. ET. VideoSeat pay-per-view will provide the television broadcast.