KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee coach Derek Dooley says the veteran Volunteers appear to have retained quite a bit of the team's offensive and defensive schemes from last season.
The Vols held their first fall practice on Tuesday. The veterans
practiced in the afternoon, while the newcomers were scheduled to
practice Tuesday night.
Defensive lineman Daniel Hood says there were plenty of mental
mistakes on the first day and plenty of room for improvement. Dooley said there's not much for him to evaluate on the first day.
He said he's anxious for the players' first practice in pads,
which is scheduled for Sunday. The temperature for the early practice session reached the mid-90s.
Dooley reminded the Vols that as hot as that seemed, it was hotter in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.