Tennessee took the practice field Saturday to officially conclude the first week of spring practice.
Covering college football spring practice can feel like wielding a double-edged sword. It’s beneficial in the sense that it can give you an idea of who the leaders and standouts of the next season will be. You can see who is making physical gains, who is poised to step up and get an extended look at some of the younger players who didn’t get as many opportunities the year before. But it can cut you also if you put too much stock in early observations – especially before the pads even go on.
So with that in mind, here are a few things that stuck out during the first couple of practices for Tennessee over the past week: