Pregame Notes: Tennessee vs. Missouri

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    Photo Credit: Mason Burgin/RTI

    Photo Credit: Mason Burgin/RTI

    Some pregame notes from Neyland Stadium as the Vols get ready to face Missouri.

    Bowls and scouts: The Indianapolis Colts, San Francisco 49ers, Carolina Panthers, and Detroit Lions all have scouts in attendance for the Vols’ match-up with Missouri. Bowl reps from the Citrus Bowl are also in attendance.

    No fashion surprises: The Vols are out in their regular home attire for this one. Tennessee is warming up in their traditional orange tops with white pants.

    Injury updates: Tennessee will be without three starters against Missouri, including one of their seniors. Junior safety Todd Kelly Jr., sophomore offensive lineman Chance Hall, and senior offensive lineman Dylan Wiesman are reportedly out for the game. Both suffered injuries against Kentucky last week.

    Lineup notes: In lieu of Kelly’s absence, freshman safety Nigel Warrior will be making his first career start. Venzell Boulware will be starting at right guard, and Coleman Thomas is getting the start at center. Drew Richmond will be starting at left tackle as well. Brett Kendrick will be manning the other tackle position.

    Darrin Kirkland Jr. and Elliot Berry are the starting linebackers on defense.

    More to come…

    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.