One preseason practice is down, and there are plenty more to go before the Tennessee Vols football team kicks off its first season under Josh Heupel. For the second straight day, that continues to dominate our coverage.
Our morning update on Rocky Top leads with a recap of that practice. We’ll break down what stood out during that practice, including position questions, and what was said to the media afterward. There were a couple of revealing things Wednesday.
Beyond football practice, though, there is a bit of men’s basketball news to cover once again, as a tipoff time for a key game in 2021-2022 is now set. We’ll get to that as well. Let’s start off, though, with the practice news.
Vols hold first practice of 2021 fall camp – Patrick Brown, GoVols247
Amidst a tumultuous offseason, the Tennessee Vols football team took the field for its first practice of fall camp Wednesday morning. Most notable among the position moves was Kaemen Marley, a four-star athlete expected to play safety, lining up at wide receiver and Julian Nixon, a freshman wide receiver, moving over to tight end.
"Over on the defensive field, the Vols worked through a turnover circuit with two groups of linebackers, the defensive line and defensive backs working through strip drills and more. Tennessee will hold its second preseason practice on Thursday morning."
Josh Heupel recaps first practice – UTSports
After Tennessee football’s first practice of fall camp, Josh Heupel spoke with the media for the second straight day. Heupel, who is overseeing a tough quarterback competition while installing his system, touted the energy of the players. Here’s a bit of what he said about their readiness for the practice on Wednesday.
"“The guys were flying around the entire practice. I thought they handled the practice. None of them were completely exhausted as we were walking off the field today. I think they’re in really good shape and they’ve gained strength.”"
The Tennessee Vols basketball team will take on the Texas Tech Red Raiders at the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 7. Tipoff time is set for 7 p.m. ET at Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y., the first of a doubleheader. After UT takes on Texas Tech, the Syracuse Orange will take on the Villanova Wildcats at 9 p.m. ET in a former Big East matchup.
"The two early-season events showcase top college basketball programs on ESPN and will highlight Jimmy V Week, a week-long initiative across multiple ESPN platforms and programs featuring special content to help raise funds for cancer research."