The Vols were back on the practice field Monday afternoon. Tennessee had to cancel a scrimmage two days ago due to a lack of available players.
It’s hard to believe that the Vols are starting their third week of Fall Camp. It’s even harder to believe we are twenty days from the start of the SEC season.
Guys continue to be shuffled around multiple positions. This season will provide many challenges with guys potentially missing games due to Covid19 or contact tracing.
Pruitt spoke with the media on Saturday regarding the absence of players.
“Got way too many guys out. We’ve got 44 players that didn’t practice today, and they hadn’t practiced for the last three or four practices. So just didn’t think that was wise to scrimmage and went with a normal practice – only got 30 offensive players that were able to practice. We really focused on two groups and still had a lot of situational football and had a chance to work short yardage, red area, some third down, so got some good work in on special teams.”
Pruitt also added, “We’ve got certain positions we’re going to rely on guys that don’t have a whole lot of experience. We don’t know when somebody gets hit with a contact tracing and they’re in quarantine for 14 days.”
It’s safe to say Tennessee could be working without a good amount of depth during practice this week.
Here are some images from Monday’s practice.
Stay tuned to Fox Sports Knoxville for coverage and upcoming practice notes from Fall Camp 2020.
All images courtesy of Tennessee Athletic Communications