WATCH: Tony Vitello Breaks Down Tennessee’s Knoxville Regional

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After leading the SEC champions through practice on Thursday morning, Tennessee head coach Tony Vitello met with the media to discuss the Knoxville Regional this weekend. With just one day until Tennessee takes the field on Friday night, Vitello spoke about the team’s final preparations for this weekend and the routine they are taking to get there. In addition, Vitello also spoke about the quality of competition from the four teams in Knoxville this weekend, including the offensive firepower that each one possesses.

Top-seeded Tennessee will take on fourth-seeded Alabama State on Friday night at 6:00 p.m. ET.

Check out Vitello’s full press conference from Thursday afternoon in Knoxville below.

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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.