Wednesday's Impression Notebook

Watching football at the University of Tennessee has just got exciting, at least watching practice is so far. Day 2 of Camp Kiffin was as exciting as Day 1. Go inside for our Day 2 impressions of Camp Kiffin. If you're not a premium member of InsideTennessee you're missing out.

Watching football at the University of Tennessee has just got exciting, at least watching practice is so far.

Day 2 of Camp Kiffin was as exciting as Day 1.

I don't think you will find any school in the country that taking advantage of every second of their practice day as Lane Kiffin and staff is doing at Rocky Top.

From the beginning drills to the ending horn, coaches, players and managers are running from drill to drill.

We will try to give our impressions of each practice, letting you our readers feel closer to the action.

SEVERAL O-LINEMEN LOOK THE PART

I don't know how these guys will fare in SEC competition, but they certainty look the part and pass the old eye ball test.

Vladimir Richard is a physical beast. He would have no trouble passing for a body builder or body guard. He seems to be having a good camp so far.

Jarrod Shaw and Chris Scott also pass the eye ball test.

HEART OF THE VOLUNTEER AWARD

Senior Wes Brown is a true trooper. With bad knees, he is going to give it his all to help contribute to his team his final year. He admitted that it will be a challenge, one that he hopes he is up for. He practiced Tuesday and Wednesday and it's apparent that he won't quit the game he loves, no matter what.

A STABLE OF HORSES

So far in this short season, one position that appears to be a major strength for the Vols is that of running back. Senior Montario Hardesty appears very healthy and hungry. Two newcomers Bryce Brown (the number 1 running back in the nation) and David Oku appear that they will contribute somewhere on the field this season. Both Oku and Brown have received praises from their head coach the last two days and have shown great talent on the field. It will be fun to watch them in pads and in a scrimmage situation. Expect Tauren Poole to contribute as well.

MORE FRESHMEN STANDOUTS ON OFFENSE

The running back position isn't the only offensive position that has two newcomers making some noise. Marsalis Teague and Nu'Keese Richardson have had two impressive first days of practice. Expect Kiffin and company to find multiple ways to get the football in their hands. Richardson has also shown that he can be a threat returning punts.

IT"S THE BERRY SHOW

Eric Berry loves the game of football, it's apparent on how he plays the game. He is an intense competitor, but more apparent is how much fun he has out on the practice field. I can easily see why he is a contender for this year's Heisman Trophy, if he performs better than he does on the practice field on game day, don't count Berry out for great things.


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