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November 20, 2013
Quick HiTs: Jones tests players, coaches
Tennessee head coach Butch Jones blared across the mic to lock in as he challenged his team to win the day building off of what Jones termed Tuesday's winning day. Then Jones following stretch challenged individuals to battle in agility competitions.
Up first was Daniel McCullers and Ja'Wuan James. The highlight was Tiny Richardson beating Jacques Smith in a drill. Jones finished the competition by having graduate assistants and even had Tommy Thigpen go against Terry Fair.
Wide receiver Cody Blanc remains out and is not expected to play this week. Tennessee's normal cast were in green jerseys including Brian Randolph and Jacob Carter.
Running back Justus Pickett continued to work in a green jersey.
Defensively, Marlon Walls again worked with the first team at defensive end. True freshman Jason Carr also got expansive work as defensive tackle with the second team.
Jones challenged his special teams again on Wednesday with in-depth work. Jones was close-by with the punter getting in Michael Palardy's face, barking at him and waving his arms. Palardy continues to handle it well as he drilled punt after punt and hit several inside the 10-yard line.
The Vols are continuing to grow their offense with Josh Dobbs at the helm and also the Vols' defense worked a ton on the different looks that the Vandy offense can present, be it trying to simulate Jordan Matthews' playmaking on the perimeter to Brian Kimbrow and others running the Wildcat for the 'Dores and UT trying to prepare for that package.
VolQuest.com will have full coverage from assistant coaches this evening and content all day Thursday including War Room and predictions on Friday.