KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee’s practice on Monday was the first time we got to see significant 11-on-11 work with our own eyes.
We could see some more on Tuesday night when the Vols don full pads and practice for the fifth time.
In the meantime, here are some images from Day 4 of camp.
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — The Vols will retake the field for their second practice of training camp at about 3:40 p.m. this afternoon.
In the meantime, check out our collection of videos from the first day, including some shots of newcomers Josh Dobbs, Riley Ferguson and MarQuez North (above).
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee coach Butch Jones promised a few random — and annoying — practice distractions during his pre-spring press conference.
On Tuesday morning, he delivered.
A baby crying. A siren screeching. An airplane taking off. A car alarm wailing incessantly.
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Three days after the first scrimmage of the season, the Tennessee football team was back indoors, but there was still plenty of pads crunching.
During one scrimmage-like team session on Tuesday morning, head coach Butch Jones was so thrilled with the way the defense swarmed to the ball, he made an impromptu decision.
“When you swarm to the ball, you get rewarded,” Jones yelled into his mic. “For the next three plays, the quarterback is LIVE.”
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — You’ll find plenty of coverage of Tennessee’s first spring football practice on GoVolsXtra.
Here’s the rundown….
* Our stories updated throughout the day.
* A Day 1 photo gallery.
* Tons of player interviews.
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Much has been written about the ambitious social media efforts of Tennessee’s new football coaching staff. Fans have been fascinated and intrigued.
But I still get one persistent question: Do the coaches really do their own tweeting?
My answer: Generally, yes, I think so.
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Most members of Butch Jones’ new Tennessee coaching staff got healthy raises to come to Knoxville, according to salary data released today.
New coordinators John Jancek and Mike Bajakian received raises of 97 percent and 82 percent, respectively, over their 2012 salaries.(I wrote about the 2013 salaries for Jones’ first staff at Tennessee earlier today. For 2012 data, I’m using the USA Today database).
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — New Tennessee coach Butch Jones has only nine days until an NCAA-mandated “dead period,” which means ramping up recruiting efforts will be a priority.
Because of that, we can assume that Jones would like to get at least part of his staff in Knoxville and then on the road as soon as possible.
We should have more clarity on his staff in the next 24-48 hours, but here’s what we know, along with some educated guesses.