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Tennessee football practice: After Monday practice, Vols get short break (video and photos)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Few argue that the offensive line is the strongest part of Tennessee’s football team.

Is it also the most important unit to the Vols’ success in 2013? John Adams weighs in with a column in today’s paper. I wrote about line coach Don Mahoney and how he worked to earn the trust of his new players. Brendan Quinn talked to running backs coach Robert Gillespie, who insists the Vols have no true No. 1 tailback.

The video is brief, because there wasn’t a whole lot to shoot on Monday. The Vols won’t have open practices on Tuesday or Wednesday. They’ll be back on the field Thursday, but camp is essentially over.

A few images from Monday:

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Tennessee left out of Top 25, but not too far from breaking in

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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — The first Associated Press poll of the year is out, and it has Tennessee in 33rd place, eight spots out of the official Top 25.

Our own John Adams was responsible for about half of the Vols’ 15 points by ranking the team 18th in his poll.

I guess it comes down to how you define the preseason poll: Is it a power poll based on teams’ relative strengths and talents? Is it is a prediction of what you expect the poll to look like at the end of the season? Is it something else entirely?

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