GVX Reporter’s Notebook: Vols’ emphasis on tackling, special teams on Tuesday (with video)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee allowed two touchdowns returns on special teams in a loss to Auburn on Saturday, so it wasn’t surprising that special teams was a heavy emphasis during the media practice viewing period on Tuesday.

Of course, special teams is always heavily emphasized during practice, which is one of the many reasons Saturday’s special teams disaster was so surprising.

Butch Jones emphasized violent thuds and wrapping up returners during one drill on Tuesday.

There were no obvious new injuries aside from the usual group that is playing through lingering injuries.

We’ll have more later tonight after interviews with Jones and players.

Tennessee quarterbacks warm up before practice on Nov. 12, 2013. (photo by Evan Woodbery)