KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee football’s practice No. 10 featured some players lining up in new positions, and others lining up in “old” positions.
Coach Jeremy Pruitt said at the start of practice he would try some players out at different positions, and he’d considering moving them back based on their performances and the team’s needs.
Junior Tyler Byrd, who spent the first nine practices working with the safeties, was back in the receivers group.
Meanwhile, incoming freshman Alontae Taylor had moved from the receivers group over to work with the cornerbacks.
Greg Emerson, another incoming freshman, got a look with the offensive linemen after opening camp with the defensive line. Tennessee lacks depth on the offensive line, but Emerson is the first defensive lineman to switch sides of the ball this spring.
Sophomore Matthew Butler and redshirt freshman Eric Crosby had also moved over from the defensive line to work with the offensive line.
Redshirt freshman LaTrell Bumphus, who has played at tight end for the Vols, worked with the defensive linemen on Tuesday.
Incoming freshman Jacob Warren is another tight end on the move for now, getting work with the linebackers.
Redshirt freshman Princeton Fant was working with the inside linebackers on Tuesday. Fant signed with the Vols as a tight end, moved to receiver and then started out this spring working at tailback.
Junior Carlin Fils-aime, who moved from tailback to cornerback at the start of spring, continued to work with the corners.