Bowl practices have been one of the missing links for Tennessee in its effort to rebuild a program that has fallen on hard times in recent years.
With the Vols sitting at home for the postseason for the past three years, many of the upperclassmen have missed a total of 45 extra practices, in addition to the games themselves and extra strength and conditioning in a team setting. That can take a toll on a program and Tennessee hopes it’s a problem that’s in the past now.
With the opportunity in front of them again, the Vols are looking to take full advantage of the extra work they’ll get in this December. The clock can’t be turned back for the veterans, but a roster that largely consists of underclassmen can still get a lot out of the remaining 13 practices that Tennessee has before facing Iowa in the TaxSlayer Bowl.
Here’s a look at 10 players who stand to benefit the most from the extra reps coming their way: