Tennessee football spring game Smokey points: Top 5 Vols performers

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Tennessee football had an eventful first Orange and White game under Jeremy Pruitt on Saturday. Here are the top five Volunteers performances.

Well, one thing’s clear. Jeremy Pruitt is not going to beat around the bush when it comes to his team. After Tennessee football’s first spring game, Pruitt was open about his feelings on everything…from the team’s performance to the stands in the stadium.

Part of what he did was not that specific individuals quit in the game, which he was very critical of Saturday. However, as he said, the players were like the fans. Some tuned out, but some came through in a big way.

And in this post, we are going to recognize the ones who came through. This is where we hand out our Smokey points, which we’re doing like we would in a real game. After all, it was Tennessee football’s first spring game under Pruitt and came with the feel of a real game. Part of that was due to the way Pruitt hyped up the game and asked for fan support.

The Orange team, which had the first team offense and second team defense, dominated the white team 34-7. It raised numerous issues about the first team defense, but as Pruitt noted, many guys were out.

Meanwhile, we were finally able to get a first look at exactly how the offensive and defensive systems would play out. There were some interesting aspects in that regard, which we’ll get to in another post.

Despite the first team offense dominating, there were still some defensive names worth calling out. And we are going to do just that in this post along with the big offensive stars. We’re being nice, however, by not calling out the terrible performers, of which there were many.

So let’s go ahead and get back to the positive news from Saturday. Time to hand out our scrimmage Smokey points and give props to some people. These are the five best performers from Tennessee football’s first spring game under Jeremy Pruitt.

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