Tennessee hit the field for practice No.12 of the Spring on Thursday afternoon. The Vols were back in pads today, as the offense was working on routes, while the defense worked on ball security and drills. The Vols are preparing for the upcoming O&W game, as they try to make the most of these last few practices.At Tuesday’s practice, Walker Merrill (Leg brace) and Elijah Simmons (Boot) were not in pads and are dealing with injuries, it doesn’t feel like they will make a return before the week is over. LaTrell Bumphus was not in pads today, though he actually got to dress without a black jersey. Tiyon Evans was in a black jersey again today. Warren Burrell and Kenneth George were out of black jerseys. Byron Young was dressed out, but did go indoors while we are out there, after running a few individual drills. Didn’t look to be anything worrisome, as he was jogging off. Roman Harrison headed indoors after stretching. Jalin Hyatt looks to be moving well, which I know is a welcomed sign for the offense.The QB’s were taking reps throwing slants and outs to their WR group. All three QB’s were out there, as Maurer and Hooker were slinging it pretty well, not working against DB’s.
The Vols will be back on the practice field on Thursday afternoon, as they start to round out the spring.