WATCH: Tennessee HC Josh Heupel Opens Vols’ Media Day in Knoxville

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    Tennessee’s 2022 fall camp officially kicked off with a media day on Sunday in Knoxville. Vols head coach Josh Heupel was the first to take to the stage, where he both spoke about the current state of the program and answered questions about the team from the media.

    The Vols will hit the ground running on Monday morning as the team has four practices in four days coming up. With all the excitement towards the season building in the locker room, Heupel says that the players are certainly anxious to get out on the field.

    “It’s football time in Tennessee,” Heupel said to open the press conference. “Can’t wait to get on the grass with our guys tomorrow. Really excited about the strides our players have made since the beginning of the off-season.”

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    Heupel hit on several topics about the team while on stage. The second-year Tennessee head coach spoke about the notice of allegations that was revealed in July, how newcomers are meshing in with the veterans, which players are stepping into leadership positions, are more.

    Check out the full opening press conference from Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel below. In addition, watch Tennessee offensive coordinator Alex Golesh and defensive coordinator Tim Banks here.

    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.

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