KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Derek Dooley wasn't in a talking mood
after addressing his team with a passionate, profanity-laced
speech. The usually affableTennessee coach skipped his regular
post-practice appearance with media.
Several Volunteers acknowledged that Tuesday's practice was
sluggish and that some players still seemed affected by the team's
33-23 loss to Florida on Saturday. Dooley could be heard yelling at
the team at the end of practice but sent word through Tennessee
sports information staff that he would not speak with reporters.
The Vols (2-1, 0-1 Southeastern Conference) have a bye this
weekend and are spending this week holding training-camp like
sessions. They're also re-working parts of their offense to make up
for the loss of top wide receiver Justin Hunter, who will miss the
rest of the season with a knee injury.
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