Tuesday Afternoon Practice Report

The Vols wrapped up Tuesday's Bowl pratices with a loud and exciting afternoon. This deep in the season, it is rare to find a practice that is as fun to watch as the evening practice today.

The Tennessee team was very upbeat this afternoon for their final practice of the day. Phillip Fulmer has said he wanted his team to pickup the pace. This afternoon would almost have to be the best session since the team began bowl practices on Saturday. The attitude and intensity was very good all day. Coaches always like to see this kind of work ethic by the team especially with the afternoon practice being the second of the day.

During the offense vs. defense portion of practice, a pass bounced off Jason Witten and into the arms of Jabari Greer. Here is where it got interesting. As Greer was running down the sideline, Corey Larkins was blocking for him and talking big as they ran side by side. Larkins didn't take the opportunity to look up and see 6-7 Michael Munoz firmly planted in front of him. Larkins was flipped like a pancake when he ran right into Munoz. The sideline, which was only a few feet away from Larkins, erupted in laughter. That was a sign of how the day went for the Tennessee Volunteers.

Scott Wells has had an ankle injury that is dwelling from the Kentucky game. He did not practice this afternoon and will stay out a few more days. Coach Fulmer said he expects Wells back later this week or at worst, when the team arrives in Atlanta.

Willie Miles now appears as if he will not be able to play in the Peach Bowl. Miles injured his groin and has not practiced this week. Fulmer said his status for the game is in question right now.

Coach Fulmer, Dan Brooks and John Chavis will fly to Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, tonight to attend the Lawrence County Quarterback Club meeting. The December meeting marks the honoring of Players of the Year from Middle, East and West Tennessee. The coaches have a few interests in the winners this year. Daniel Brooks is West Tennessee's winner, Vince Redd will represent East Tennessee and recent Tennessee Vol commitment Steven Jones is the Middle Tennessee winner. Of these three players, one will receive Overall Player of the Year. Past winners include Al Wilson, Cedrick Wilson, Jermaine Copeland and Eric Westmoreland. The meeting is scheduled to start at 7 pm CST in the high school cafeteria.

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