KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee will hold its annual Orange-and-White spring football scrimmage at 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 22.
Admission and parking for the game at Neyland Stadium will be free, with “DISH” continuing its role as the game’s primary sponsor.
The Vols are coming off a 9-4 season that saw the team crack the Top 10 in the rankings for the first time since 2007 and snap what had been an 11-game losing streak to rival Florida.
Coach Butch Jones is the only SEC coach with an active bowl winning streak of three or more games at his current school, and only Clemson’s Dabo Swinney (5) has won more in the nation.
The Vols capped their season with a 38-24 win over Nebraska in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30 in Nashville.
Tennessee players and Jones will be available for autographs before the game at Fan Appreciation Day, and the UT cheer and dance team along with mascot “Smokey” will be available for photos.
The Vols have had four of their top five Orange-and-White game crowds in history since Jones’ arrival after the 2012 season, including last year’s announced attendance of 67,027.
This spring’s game figures to have plenty of intrigue, as Jones and his reconfigured offensive staff have a quarterback derby taking place.
Redshirt sophomores Quinten Dormady and Sheriron Jones are competing with redshirt freshman Jarrett Guarantano and incoming freshman Will McBride this spring.
Offensive lineman Trey Smith, the nation’s No. 1 prospect according to some rating services, also figures to be on display along with impact midterm enrollee Shanon Reid.
Tennessee returns 13 of the 22 position players who started the bowl win over the Cornhuskers, in addition to its kicker and punter.