GVX Reporter’s notebook: Vols practice ‘in the fast lane’ Wednesday night (with video and photos)


KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee added the Eagles to its practice playlist on Wednesday night.

The Eagles are performing Thompson Boling Arena, so “Life in the Fast Lane” was blaring during the pre-practice period. Defensive backs coach Willie Martinez seemed to enjoy it, although most of the players were probably oblivious.

Fortunately, we quickly returned to A$AP Ferg before too long.

Trivia question of the day, shared by Butch Jones on the mic: “Who has more sacks: A.J. Johnson or Cam Sutton?”

(Answer: Sutton).

We saw more of the same special teams drills that we did on Tuesday, with an emphasis on tackling and wrapping up returners.

The Vols also unveiled black jerseys for the scout team, which will be playing Vanderbilt.

We talk to assistant coaches Wednesday night. No Butch Jones, and he also gets a break from Vol Calls because of the off-week.

Some scenes from a receivers’ drill.