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Youngest Vols have issues

Youngest Vols have issues

Posted: Thursday, August 4, 2011 9:21 pm
By: AP

KNOXVILLE (AP) — Tennessee coach Derek Dooley says he’s excited about the size, speed and athleticism of the freshman Volunteers.
Still, Dooley says they looked like “young guys whose heads were spinning from all the stuff being thrown at them” after their first day of practice.
The freshman Vols have practiced separately from the veteran players for the first two days of fall camp in order to acclimate and learn what the coaches expect from them. For now, Dooley wants to see how much they retain after each practice.
Dooley said Wednesday that he’s pleased with how the veterans have gotten bigger and stronger and began fall practice well-conditioned from their summer workouts.
The Vols will practice in shoulder pads today and will don full gear for the first time on Sunday.
Tennessee’s game preparations will continue next week for its Sept. 3 home opener against Montana.
The Volunteers’ first Southeastern Conference game is slated for Sept. 17 at Florida.
Georgia vists on Oct. 8.
Published in The Messenger 8.4.11

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