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GVX Reporter’s Notebook: Vols physical in Tuesday practice (with video)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee coach Butch Jones delivered on his promise of a physical practice on Tuesday — at least in the brief viewing period open to the media.

The Vols (4-5, 1-4 SEC) play No. 7 Auburn (8-1, 4-1) on Saturday at Neyland Stadium (TV: ESPN, noon).

Tennessee lost to Missouri 31-3 last week and Jones said the Vols were dominated on both lines of scrimmage.

Jones referred to the offensive line as “Club 90” on Tuesday for the number of rushing yards Tennessee managed at Mizzou.

He interrupted the pre-practice stretch — “Listen, we don’t need no elaborate stretch!” — for his Circle of Life drills, which are essentially one-on-one blocking competitions in front of the entire team.

“Everybody wants in (to the Circle) until you’re hit in the mouth,” Jones said.

We’d need another two or three entries for all the players who got called out as soft today. But his banter with running back Marlin Lane was most humorous.

After criticizing his weight room efforts, Jones asked running backs coach Robert Gillespie, “Robert, why do you have bigger traps (trapezoid muscles) than your running backs?”

Another line to Lane, a Daytona Beach, Fla., native: “We’re working on a trade to Bethune-Cookman.”

How much actual hitting took place after we left is unclear, but give Jones credit for advancing the storyline effectively while we were there.

* The only players in green non-contact jerseys Tuesday were true freshman tight end A.J. Branisel and safety Brian Randolph. Both players have been wearing green for weeks and still playing in games. Safeties Byron Moore and LaDarrell McNeil and cornerback Justin Coleman were all in orange.

* Lot of good music today, including B.o.B., 2Chainz and apparently unedited Young Jeezy. Song of the day, however, was “Tha Block is Hot” (feat. Juvenile and B.G.), which was on Lil’ Wayne’s debut album in 1999.

Tennessee practice highlights from Tuesday (video)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — This is a bye week, not an off-week, Tennessee coach Butch Jones reminded players (and media) on Tuesday.

Tuesday’s practice video includes plenty of receiver action, some offensive line blocks, some quarterbacks, some Young Jeezy and more.

Watch the video above in your highest available HD settings for best quality.

‘Back-to-basics’ day at practice for the Vols

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — In the first of two off-week practices open to the media, Tennessee spent extra time on special teams and other individual drills that might get squeezed out of practices during game weeks.

Head coach Butch Jones spent a lot of time with working the punt teams. He also watched a lot of the receivers. The good news: We saw very few drops — none by scholarship receivers — in drills that might have had a dozen in the spring.

In the “Circle of Life” one-on-one competitions, linebacker Kenny Bynum apparently beat running back Alden Hill, because Jones started calling him “Alden Bynum.”

Later, Jones called Hill “Mr. Personal Foul,” in reference the penalty called on him on the first play of the Georgia game. Hill responded by calling Jones, “Coach Unsportsmanlike Conduct” in reference to Jones’ penalty on the first play of the second half. Just kidding. That second part didn’t happen.

* On the music front, good selections from the Big Tymers and Young Jeezy today.

Stories, video and more coming on GoVolsXtra….

Tennessee spring football practice moves indoors: What we saw Tuesday morning

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee moved inside for the second spring practice of the season Tuesday morning.

The rain had stopped by the time practice began at 8:20 a.m., but coaches probably didn’t want to tear up the grass this early in the season.

So instead of chilly outdoor practice, it was a hot, stuffy indoor session.

Here’s what we saw:

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