Thanksgiving Wishes From Tennessee Athletics

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Tennessee Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!

First and foremost, the Rocky Top Insider family is wishing everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving, wherever you may be reading this. Thank you for all of your continued support throughout the months, years, and various seasons!

However, Rocky Top Insider isn’t the only people feeling thankful for an incredible community today. All morning, the Tennessee Athletics teams have been sending out Thanksgiving wishes. From player videos to social media, here are some of the Thanksgiving wishes from the Tennessee Volunteers.

Tennessee Football

“I might have about 25 people in this week, so there will be a lot going on,” Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel said on Monday about Thanksgiving. “My wife will take care of most of that. I’ll have some nieces and nephews running around at practice. I think it’s an awesome time. You want to be playing football this weekend. Get to blend two of my favorite things, family and football, together. For our players, we’ll have some fun on Thursday. I think it’s unique that a lot of our players will have a chance to get home for a little bit and enjoy that experience. Try to have players over that aren’t able to go home, that will come over to our houses and have Thanksgiving at our place, too.

Tennessee Basketball

“Well, I’m going to spend Thanksgiving dinner late, 6 o’clock, with our players,” Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes said on Wednesday night during Vol Calls. “We’ll come back, do our regular day-before-the-game routine. Practice early Thursday morning, give them some time off, and come back and do what we do. This time of year, my wife normally travels to Austin, Texas, to spend time with our grandkids for Thanksgiving and celebrate her birthday. So it’s a regular Thursday. Thursday is a regular day before the game celebration with our team. We’ve got a lot to be thankful for. We’ll talk about that with our team, because we’ve truly all been blessed. As I said, a lot to be thankful for.”

Tennessee Lady Vols Basketball

Tennessee Baseball

“Extremely thankful to be able to play in front of the best fan base in the nation!” the Tennessee Baseball account said on Twitter. “Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Tennessee Soccer

Coming off of their SEC Championship victory, the Tennessee Soccer team is giving thanks on Thursday.

Tennessee Volleyball

Tennessee Softball

Happy Thanksgiving, Lady Vol fam!

Tennessee Track & Field/Cross Country

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.