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Ups and downs in Tennessee’s wet scrimmage at Neyland Stadium (video, photos, .gifs)

The Vols prepare for Saturday’s scrimmage (photo by Evan Woodbery)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — There was plenty to like about the way Tennessee’s running game sliced through the defense, but there were enough turnovers to leave coach Butch Jones not entirely pleased the effort on either side of the ball.

The defense, Jones said, needs to develop a line-of-scrimmage mentality to compete in the SEC.

At one point, he shouted to the defense (and specifically the line), “What happens when Alabama comes in here and runs the ball?”

¬†Here’s a link to my photos from today. A pre-scrimmage video is included below. Plus, read all our coverage on GoVolsXtra.

Hourly forecast for Tennessee-Vanderbilt game (Hint: cold, but no rain)

Neyland Stadium last week (photo by Evan Woodbery)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — It’s sunny and pleasant right now, but temperatures should start to drop dramatically as the sun goes down and the wind picks up.

Here’s the hourly forecast courtesy of The Weather Channel.

5:23 p.m. — sunset, 47 degrees, feels like 43

7 p.m. — kickoff, 43 degrees, feels like 38

8 p.m. — 41 degrees, feels like 35

9 p.m. — 40 degrees, feels like 33

10 p.m. — 38 degrees, feels like 31

11 p.m. — 37 degrees, feels like 29

The wind will be consistently northwest at 9-11 mph. There is no chance of rain until late in the game and even then, it’s only 10 percent.

About 96,000 tickets sold for Tennessee-Vanderbilt game at Neyland Stadium

Neyland Stadium two weeks ago against Auburn (photo by Evan Woodbery)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — About 6,000 tickets remain for Tennessee’s game against Vanderbilt on Saturday, UT said on Thursday.

UT has sold about 96,000 tickets, including tickets claimed by students. The capacity of Neyland Stadium is 102,455.

The Vols (4-6, 1-5 SEC) play Vandy (6-4, 3-4) on Saturday (TV: ESPN2, 7 p.m.) in the final home game of the regular season.

UT has essentially sold out of the discounted flex tickets in the upper end zones, according to a check of the UT ticket website. The face-value price for game tickets is $55.

As final game approaches, a look at Tennessee attendance at Neyland Stadium

Numbers for 2013 are through six home games. For complete data, view here: https://infogr.am/game-by-game-attendance-at-neyland-stadium-2007-present/

Numbers for 2013 are through six home games. For complete data, view here:

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee is likely to have its highest average attendance at Neyland Stadium since 2010, but Butch Jones’ first-year average is likely to fall short of the nearly 100,000 fans who attended each game during Derek Dooley’s debut season.

Click here for a game-by-game breakdown of the Vols’ attendance from 2007 to the present.¬†

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Attendance update: About 90,000 tickets sold for South Carolina game

Neyland Stadium (photo by Michael Patrick, News Sentinel)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — The Vols had sold (or allocated to students or groups) about 90,000 tickets for Saturday’s game against No. 11 South Carolina as of Thursday afternoon.

Neyland Stadium has a capacity of 102,455.

Senior associate athletics director Chris Fuller said the early kickoff (the game starts at noon) and the fact that students are on fall break has contributed to the slower pace of sales.

South Carolina sold about 5,000 seats from its allotment, he said.

UT sold about 3,000 seats to students at area colleges — like Pellissippi State Community College — for $10 to help make up for the absence of UT students this week.

Fans snapping up $20 flex tickets; more than 90,000 sold for Austin Peay opener

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Butch Jones demonstrates a point during a special teams drill on Aug. 28, 2013 at Haslam Field in Knoxville. (Photo by Evan Woodbery)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Dynamically priced tickets — which can fluctuate throughout the season based on market demand — have helped drive the Vols over 90,000 tickets sold for Saturday’s opener against Austin Peay.

The Vols have sold about 5,800 of the 6,700 south end zone seats allotted for flex pricing, senior associate athletic director Chris Fuller said. Some of the sales have been to groups.

The tickets, which are limited to the highest rows of the upper deck, are priced at $20 each for this game. Other games are priced considerably higher, but the cost could fluctuate over the coming weeks.

Fuller said the Vols have sold about 58,000 season tickets, down from 59,700 a year ago.

The Vols drew an announced crowd of 87,821 in last year’s home opener against Georgia State. Fuller said just over 90,000 have been sold so far for the Austin Peay game, which is Butch Jones’ first as UT head coach.

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Tennessee football #PracticeGram: Scenes from this weekend’s scrimmage and practices

Josh Smith and Derrick Lett look like they've just witnessed something shocking.

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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — The Vols have pushed back Monday’s practice until the evening. Butch Jones has said it will be one of the most critical practices of camp, as Tennessee is only days away from shifting from training camp mode to game-prep mode.

We’ll have news, notes and quotes late this evening after practice. Then check back for video and photos.

The photos below include shots from Saturday evening’s scrimmage at Neyland Stadium and the Sunday practice at Haslam Field. Click on the photo for caption information.

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Tennessee’s 2013 fall training camp practice schedule: A daily August calendar

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Butch Jones speaks this week at SEC Media Days.

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee opens fall camp in just a few days.

Although practices are closed to the public, this schedule should give you a better idea of when to expect stories and updates online and in the News Sentinel.

All times and dates are tentative and subject to change.

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Butch Jones in new video: ‘They saw adversity. I saw tradition.’

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Butch Jones doesn’t directly mention ticket sales in a new video advertisement posted on Monday, but the challenge to fans is implicit.

Fans delivered when Jones called for a big crowd at his first spring game. But in a challenging national ticket environment, filling the 102,000-seat Neyland Stadium may prove challenging.

In the video, Jones walks toward the camera amid a blue fog of some sort.

“They said this job isn’t what it used to be.”

“They saw adversity. I saw tradition.”

“They saw weakness. I saw promise.”

“They said we need to put this program back on top. I said (chuckle), ‘When can I start?'”