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The Vols continued fall camp on Saturday, meeting at 7:30 in the morning for some mental classroom work and taking the field in the afternoon.
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00:00 That Patrick Murray joining us now tackle ball the ball.
00:02 -- date to a fall camp today they're they're gonna go
00:05 -- so distant helmets today and over the shoulder pads on
00:08 tomorrow. But first a quick injury no Butch Jones confirming today
00:11 that freshman Charles Mosley who was in a car accident this
00:14 summer. Is expected to miss the season essar has he recovers
00:18 from a broken leg as for the rest of the group
00:21 it's about mental toughness and mental conditioning. And this team is
00:24 and ignoring that part of the game. The ball started date
00:27 to a fall camp. Not on the field but in the
00:30 classroom early this morning is installed continued they got on the
00:33 field later in the afternoon a large group of this squad
00:36 is new to the college game and how much is expected
00:39 from them. For bush the number of mental errors still needs
00:42 to shrink. It's -- more programs and it takes maturity level
00:48 to be able -- Watch your physician -- ask questions. We
00:53 after we spoke about -- here. We -- we Stewart too
00:56 many errors and first practice we had some today and that's
01:01 what -- football. Is mental errors that you can control that.
01:05 -- and every one of our football -- That's an individual
01:08 taken accountability. For their actions your preparation there's study can be
01:13 -- able to make -- appropriate decisions and. Freshman running back
01:18 -- Hurd says the mental part of the game has been
01:21 the biggest adjustment for him but coming in as an early
01:24 enrolling in January has allowed him to overcome that obstacle. We
01:29 had not near as much mental game in high school and
01:32 had some difficulty getting to these two and you know your
01:35 plays and you get into the line. You know you're war
01:37 hero warn about what the defense doing instead of where your
01:40 -- -- you're doing enough to complete it definitely helps. --
01:43 Jones is confident in her running ability. He's working on the
01:46 other aspects of the position that can allow him to play
01:49 a big role in the balls offense this hall. But what
01:53 about those six years old and just like anyone in bed
01:55 beckons and they naturally can run the ball good you can
01:57 investigate you can go to hospital. You know you can you
02:00 can do all day in the past but it was a
02:02 really big thing but that's what is most important thing that
02:04 you can you tell us what -- -- -- You need
02:07 to be a complete running back cut your ball straight. Yeah
02:09 how you run routes in the backfield on the perimeter Heidi
02:13 you pass protect the small details at every position he's really
02:17 improved his craft. He's had a very very good camps. --
02:21 -- is pretty consistent every day we tried early on in.
02:25 Now winner strength and conditioning try to break the man who.
02:29 He's one of those individuals who comes every day and he's
02:33 the same person every day.
Saturday, it was an early wake-up call for the Vols. They had meetings starting at 7:30 a.m. then practice at 4.
Tennessee head coach Butch Jones talks following the Vols second practice of fall camp.
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00:00 I think air conditioning levels are very very good we
00:04 start to get into football shape or able to go through
00:07 an entire practice. With the effort that we requires are really
00:11 -- please reduce -- overall and conditioning factors. But now tomorrow.
00:17 The upwards of one we go to what called shelves now.
00:20 So will be able to -- a little bit and now
00:22 the speed of the game should pick up. You look at
00:25 the games we won last year you look South Carolina game
00:29 we made a play third nine. With three minutes ago. When
00:34 I just did a great job hanging in the pocket. You
00:37 -- in the foot -- up and a spot -- only
00:39 one person who catches marquis more from. So again it's invaluable.
00:45 We still need to continue to recruit we're nowhere where we
00:48 need to be. In terms of playmakers but I think you
00:51 -- -- that we've really benefited from recruiting this past year
00:55 been really really -- please. Public -- and well. I think
00:59 he can work continues to batter batter batter. An individual right
01:04 of two individuals on the perimeter. That Morton. That work continues
01:09 to do things with the ball in his hands in the
01:12 Josh -- well. And Josh Smith looks healthy. He looks fast
01:16 -- -- -- -- -- very pleased those three individuals you
01:20 know I said it in introductory press conference for the start
01:23 of the season. We have to be careful that we don't
01:26 from these bridges they're still 1718. Year old kids were going
01:31 to be young adults. They've never played ones that. In college
01:35 football. So we have to be careful that we don't as
01:39 coaches put a lot. You know on their cable -- We
01:43 have pictures he's dead men in the more they can do
01:46 -- like little pockets. Every individual has a role in this
01:50 football team and you start with that you continue to grow
01:53 better -- and expand --
Butch Jones comments following practice:
"I liked the way we started the day," said Jones. "We did an offensive/defensive walk-through with blitz pick-up. I thought our communication was very, very good. I thought we took mental reps and so much to learning, it's not just the physical reps, it's the mental reps and it takes a maturity level to be able to focus when you're not in, watch your position and ask questions. So that's why every rep is valuable."
Freshman running back Jalen Hurd spoke to the media after day two of fall camp.
Jalen Hurd following practice:
JUCO transfer Von Pearson spoke to the media following Tennessee's second practice of fall camp.
Von Pearson following practice:
There was no update on Saturday regarding the status of former Central Bobcat Cody Blanc. He suffered an ankle/lower leg injury on Friday and was scheduled for a MRI.
Freshman defensive lineman Charles Mosley was in a car wreck over the summer and broke his leg. Butch Jones said Saturday they do not expect him back this season.
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