WATCH: Tennessee Gears Up With Full Pads For Sunday Practice

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    With Kirk Franklin gospel music ringing from the loudspeakers all morning, the Tennessee football team hit the field on Sunday for their sixth practice of fall camp.

    Sunday’s practice was substantially different than the five that preceded it, though. Tennessee geared up in full pads for the first time on Sunday, which is a significant point in the off-season timeline.

    Tennessee now has just over three weeks remaining until the season opener in Knoxville. Just like last season, Tennessee will be opening up on a Thursday night, with this year’s contest set for Sept. 1 against Ball State.

    Check out Rocky Top Insider’s practice highlights and observations from a foggy Sunday morning 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.