Josh Heupel Provides Update on Tennessee’s COVID Status Before the Music City Bowl

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    The Music City Bowl is just days away, however, a few bowl games already haven’t been able to take place this year. So far, three bowl games have been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 guidelines and regulations, wiping out the Hawaii Bowl, the Fenway Bowl, and the Military Bowl.

    With concerns ramping up for collegiate football teams across the country, Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel was able to give a positive update on Tennessee’s COVID status post-Christmas on Sunday afternoon.

    After the Vols’ practice in Nashville on Sunday, Heupel met with the media to discuss various storylines around the team.

    Per a tweet from The Sports Animal’s Jimmy Hyams, “all of Tennessee players arrived Sunday in Nashville covid-free. Coach Josh Heupel said the Vols had good energy in first practice at Vanderbilt stadium with 66 degree weather.”

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    As the sports world continues to attempt to navigate through the virus, it does look like the entire Tennessee team is in good shape as things stand on Sunday.

    Even with the three cancelations, the college football bowl season has still been able to happen for the most part. Sixteen games have been able to be played to date in different parts of the country.

    Tennessee will take on Purdue this upcoming Thursday in the Music City Bowl. The game, which will be played in the Titans’ Nissan Stadium in Nashville, will take place on Dec. 30 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

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    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.