“Go Out There and Kick Some Butt”: Tennessee Players Talk Post Football Practice

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    Tennessee OL Javontez Spraggins after the Tennessee football practice on Monday. Photo by Rocky Top Insider.

    The Tennessee Volunteers wrapped up their fifth fall practice of the Heupel Era Monday morning. The team began fall training camp last Wednesday and is working hard during each workout before the season-opener on Sept. 2.

    After practice concluded on Monday, a few of the Tennessee offensive linemen met with the media. Each one of the players talked about their own views on Tennessee’s line, as well as their thoughts on the progression of Tennessee’s defensive line. They also talked about what it means to play football for Tennessee, who is the “nastiest” player on the line, and much more.

    Watch video highlights of the fifth Tennessee football practice, along with practice notes and observations, and more at Rocky Top Insider.

    Tennessee OL Dayne Davis

    I’ve been really blessed. I was a fan once, obviously, so it would be a dream. Just living the dream.”

    Tennessee OL Javontez Spraggins

    “If everybody plays together, and we’re confident, we’ll go out there and kick some butt.”

    Tennessee OL Cooper Mays

    “[Coach Elarbee] preaches the details. He’s a big guy. He’s going to literally grade every single person every single play.”

    Tennessee OL Jerome Carvin

    “We are deep on the offensive line position. Way better than when I first got here. We got about 16-17 guys. I know for sure about 14-15… we’re battling.”


    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.