Times for three Tennessee Vols games leads our Sept. 2, 2020 Volunteers news.
We’re into the second day of September, and if the schedule had never been altered, the Tennessee Vols football team would be gearing up for its opener this weekend. However, now they have to wait until Sept. 26, when they open things up against the South Carolina Gamecocks. More details for that are available now as well.
Our morning update on Rocky Top leads with time and TV information for multiple UT games, including the first two. Some of the information is a bit vague, but it at least sets the stage for how Jeremy Pruitt’s team will begin the season.
Beyond that, we also have more practice news to bring you, as the football team took the field again Monday. We’ll close from a write-up by a former Vol who is currently a rookie in the NFL. But let’s start with the schedule news.
SEC reveals games set for ESPN platforms – SECSports.com
The Southeastern Conference revealed some of the TV scheduling on the same day CBS Sports released six of its primetime games. On Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. ET, the Tennessee Vols will open up at South Carolina. They will host the Missouri Tigers the next week at noon. Both games will be on SEC Network. On Nov. 7, they will visit the Arkansas Razorbacks at 7:30 p.m. ET again.
Kickoff times and networks were announced for the first two weeks of the SEC football season and selected games were announced for three other Saturdays later in the year. Given the unique circumstances of this season, the SEC requested that its television partners make advanced game selections where possible prior to the start of the season to assist the Conference and schools with planning and logistics.
On Tuesday, Tennessee football returned to the practice field. In a press conference afterward, Jeremy Pruitt revealed a few things, including that there is competition at offensive tackle and that LaTrell Bumphus and Matthew Butler are standing out. Here’s a bit of what he said about the practice itself.
“This is the third week of preseason practice, eight practices. We had a little heat out there today which was good for us. We hadn’t had a whole lot this fall.”
Jauan Jennings updates NFL training camp – 49ers.com
Former Tennessee Vols wide receiver Jauan Jennings was a seventh-round draft pick by the San Francisco 49ers in 2020. On Tuesday, a write-up by him was posted on the franchise’s website. Here’s a bit of what he said about the moment.
Going into the NFL brought me back to being a freshman in high school. You have to start all over from the beginning. You’re learning which classes are yours. You’re learning your way around a new facility. You’re building new friendships outside of the ones from your old school. You’re forced to figure it all out. Imagine doing all of this in the middle of a pandemic.