Vols defense

Vols head coach Jeremy Pruitt assessed his team's defensive struggles over the middle of the field on Monday during his weekly press conference.

Vols head coach Jeremy Pruitt was pleased with his offense following Saturday's practice, but it wasn't the same case for his defense.

Vols defensive coordinator promised before the season that nobody would run on Tennessee's defense. His defense isn't living up to that, however.

Some notes and observations from the defensive side of the ball from the open portion of Friday's practice.