Quick Hits: Vols workout in Neyland
Monday mid-day following a short early morning workout, the Vols will depart to their homes to be with family for Christmas. But before that he Vols worked out Sunday afternoon for a final time in Neyland Stadium as the next time the team is together after Monday won't be until after Christmas.
The Vols worked out in shorts and shoulder pads with an extra emphasis on punt game and special teams to start the workout.
Tennessee's defensive front continues get to snaps from Trevarris Saulsberry. Freshman Michael Sawyers continues to practice but sophomore Jaylen Miller continues to not practice. Sources have indicated to Volquest that Miller's days with the Vols are likely over.
Green remains the jersey color of choice for the Vol running backs who will head into the bowl game with three scholarship running backs in Jalen Hurd, Marlin Lane and Devrin Young. Young hasn't played since suffering broken ribs in the Chattanooga game on a kickoff return. Freshman Evan Berry continues to work in the secondary. Berry has gotten one practice day at running back during bowl practice but clearly the focus for him remains in the secondary.
The Vol passing game also got extra work in the red-zone in routes vs. air work as quarterback Josh Dobbs adjust to not having his big body wide out Jason Croom who is out with a knee cap injury that will require surgery.
Vol athletics director Dave Hart was a guest at practice for the second straight workout and mid-term enrollee Quintin Dormandy continues to watch practice before heading home and returning in January to enrollee in classes.
The Vols Monday morning workout before departing to go home will focus heavily on special teams.
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