KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee opened its practice for all of five minutes on Tuesday … but that’s five more minutes than Florida allowed its media to see this week.
The Volunteers changed up their playlist, too, blasting Archie Eversole’s “We Ready” and Bone Crusher’s “Never Scared.”
That was fun at least.
Overall, the Volunteers energy was good. They seemed focused, but again, we didn’t see much.
Some stretching. More special teams work. Some individual drills.
The Volunteers did sport their ‘Smokey Gray’ helmets, too.
Several notable injured players were present though, including star linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin.
The senior wore a green, non-contact jersey and sported a black brace on his left shoulder to protect the muscle strain.
Meanwhile, offensive tackle Chance — sidelined since August with a knee injury — was back at practice and worked with the rest of the offensive line. Hall looked OK during drills, but I didn’t truly get to see enough to make a strong opinion.
I did notice that starting offensive tackles Brett Kendrick and Coleman Thomas both had ankles heavily tapped, as did receiver Josh Smith and cornerback Justin Martin.
Others in green jerseys Tuesday: tailback Jalen Hurd, defensive back Micah Abernathy, wideout Jauan Jennings, defensive end Austin Smith, cornerback Marquill Osborne and defensive end LaTroy Lewis. Tennessee truly is the walking wounded right now.
For more, checkout scenes from Tuesday’s practice in the photo gallery below.