Pruitt pleased with Vols’ Wednesday practice of Georgia week

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    The weather isn’t looking good for Saturday’s contest between No. 14 Tennessee and No. 3 Georgia with Hurricane Delta set to make landfall on Louisiana in the coming days.

    There’s a 70% chance of rain in Athens on Saturday, but that isn’t slowing down Vols head coach Jeremy Pruitt from enjoying the weather in Knoxville during Tennessee’s Wednesday practice.

    “Had another good day of practice,” Pruitt told reporters over Zoom following practice. “Great weather out there. How can you not want to go out there and work hard at practice, with the way the weather is right now.

    “I thought our guys had a lot of energy. Just really focusing on the details this week. Still doing a lot of good on good. We’ve got a lot of guys that we’re still bringing along. I thought the effort and intensity was good out there. We’ve got to put two more good days together to get ready for Saturday.”

    The Vols aren’t concerned with the potential bad weather they’ll face in Athens. They’re simply concerned with what only they can control.

    “Today was a great day to go out there and get better,” Pruitt said. “I feel like our team did that.

    “You know, if it rains Saturday, it will be wet on both sides. We’ll just go play ball.”

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    Though they’re not concerned about the potential bad weather, they Vols will still be prepared to face the elements. Tennessee didn’t get a chance to practice ‘wet ball’ drills during fall camp due to players being in quarantine, but it’s something it’s preparing for this week.

    “We have a procedure in fall camp where we do wet ball drills every couple of days in different periods, whether it’s special teams offense, individual, team periods, good on good,” Pruitt said. “So we’ve been doing that a lot the last couple weeks. No. 1, because we had so many guys out in fall camp.

    “We just in the last couple weeks had most of our team back, so we really went back and focused on it because we missed some of those opportunities in fall camp. But we’ve absolutely been doing that.”

    No. 14 Tennessee and No. 3 Georgia are scheduled to kickoff at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.