Vols Fall Camp Notes and Observations: 8-6-17

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    The Vols took the field on Sunday afternoon during the hottest part of the day for another practice session during fall camp.

    Here are our notes and observations from Sunday’s fall camp.


    • John Kelly is absolutely taking on a leadership role for this team. He’s vocal, helpful, and has an extremely positive attitude. With so many veterans gone off the roster from last year, someone like Kelly needed to step up on offense. And he’s embracing that role well so far.
    • Jauan Jennings, Theo Jackson, Emmanuel Moseley, Josh Smith, and Marquez Callaway all put in work at punt returner today
    • Both Emmanuel Moseley and Quart’e Sapp continue to wear green, non-contact jerseys during fall camp.


    Both Quinten Dormady and Jarrett Guarantano can throw some beautiful deep passes. Both quarterbacks know how to add touch to the ball when throwing down the field. We haven’t seen much actual game-like situations where the quarterbacks have to fit the ball in past a defender, but the raw talent is still there.

    Ty Chandler still has some work to do if he wants to be the main backup behind John Kelly. Both Kelly and Carlin Fils-Aime appear to have a leg up on Chandler right now, but Chandler is still only a freshman. He has time to learn and grow.

    I’ve continued to be impressed by the progression of the wide receivers. Freshman Josh Palmer continues to look like a natural on the field with his raw talent, and Latrell Williams is starting to show he can be more than just a fast runner.

    Austin Pope has some solid hands. He needs to add some weight to his tall frame still, but his talent is apparent as a pass catcher.

    Nathanael Rutherford
    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.