Coach Butch Jones (right) talks to offensive coordinator Mike Bajakian before the scrimmage (photo by Evan Woodbery)
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee coach Butch Jones dismissed his players on Friday with instructions to visit with family and get some rest. But he also told them to be ready for football when they return.
The Vols are now in the midst of an 10-day break from practices, but the final practice on Friday was a fearsome one.
Subscribers can read all about on GoVolsXtra or today’s News Sentinel. I’ll update our depth charts with a few tidbits gleaned from the scrimmage later today.
For now, check out some brief pre-scrimmage highlights and some photos and .gifs after the jump.
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — There was more harping on the punting unit in Sunday’s practice, although I managed to find a few “attaboys” in the video to balance out the negative stuff.
Will it be an adventure the first time Tennessee has to punt the football? I don’t think so. Most of the problems are on the second team. Butch Jones is a stickler for details on special teams, so even the second unit probably isn’t as bad as it might seem.
Also included in the video are comments from Jones and Brian Randolph, some outstanding hip-hop selections from the Haslam Field DJ and photos of puppies. But you have to make it to the end for that.
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — The Tennessee football team will have its first two-a-day session on Saturday, later than most of its SEC peers.
The academic calendar at UT pushes the summer session well into camp, which makes two-a-days almost impossible until classes and exams wrap up.
Butch Jones and the Vols will make the most of their opportunities on Saturday, going with a special teams scrimmage in the morning session and a situational scrimmage at Neyland Stadium in the evening. Read all about it here. We’ll have full coverage on the blog and GoVolsXtra.
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee coach Butch Jones was critical of his team’s intensity after Friday’s camp opener, but he was much more upbeat Saturday night — even if his lost voice still hadn’t returned.
“Today was very productive,” he said. “This group is extremely prideful.”
Jones singled out the freshmen wide receivers for praise, saying the group had “improved our football team” from the spring.