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The Vols opened up fall camp on Friday night. The three-man quarterback competition continues.
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00:00 Ever ever closer today a big day for the balls.
00:04 And we're getting closer to that big day on the field
00:07 knocking the hardest part of the players might have been waiting
00:09 until 730 because. In practice only I that I I don't
00:12 fans were excited sue they were excited for the balls to
00:15 return has -- fields so excited they were trying to peek
00:17 through the offense to watch practice. WB IR ten sports director
00:21 nick carbonite joins us from UT campus and next a lot
00:24 of guys -- and we're looking in the quarterbacks bat. As
00:28 were all of us corny as you know -- just thirty
00:31 days until one of three guys will be the starting quarterback
00:34 for Tennessee when they take on Utah State. Here at --
00:36 stadium you know the names -- -- out Justin -- Josh
00:39 dobbs and Nathan Peter -- but certainly not a question Butch
00:42 Jones. Was ready to answer this evening we caught up with
00:45 the guys that hasn't field. Typical day one stuff -- routes
00:49 to receivers backs and tight ends patent go drills now. We
00:53 worked their -- the whole practice we have limited time to
00:56 take video so be tough to say if any guy did
00:58 better than the other but I'll tell you what a lot
01:00 of people. Including ESPN's Chris -- who joined us earlier in
01:03 the evening think by August 31 against Utah State batch job.
01:06 -- belonged to Justin Worley nonetheless coach Jones. Not totally --
01:11 with this unit today. I saw retention former quarterbacks. Probably about
01:17 pleased with the we count all of from the ground dropped
01:22 passes anytime. The football coaches at ground. We put it we
01:27 don't. And we had 62 -- on the ground today. All
01:31 throughout the course of practice and the great teams I've been
01:34 around you have about eight. Morning. So we have a lot
01:38 of improvement to do but I thought our act. So improvement
01:44 needed for the quarterback -- for the rest of the team
01:46 just day when I can't do have one injury. Note to
01:49 pass along and has to do the central high school grad
01:51 Cody blank junior wide receiver for the balls went down with
01:54 a leg injury it's either an ankle or could be an
01:56 Achilles tendon he's gonna have to be further evaluated. -- an
01:59 MRI that is day one of all kick balls camp Dixie
02:03 begins tomorrow at 440 Dexia. Thanks very act much like we
02:07 appreciate it.
The Vols opened up fall camp under the lights at Haslam Field on Friday night.
The freshman got their first taste of practice, and the three-man quarterback competition between Justin Worley, Josh Dobbs and Nathan Peterman continued. Butch Jones said the quarterbacks did retain a lot of the information they've been taking in over the summer but he wasn't pleased with the QBs' accuracy. Butch said they count how many balls hit the ground due to drops or incompletions and the total for Friday was 62. Butch says a good team usually has that number down in the 18-20 range.
Butch Jones speaks to the media following the Vols first practice of fall camp.
Butch Jones' comments after practice:
A major storyline of fall camp will be the offensive and defensive lines where Tennessee will have to replace every starter. Below you can hear from offensive guard Kyler Kerbyson and defensive tackle Danny O'Brien.
Former Knoxville Catholic star Kyler Kerbyson is expected to start at guard for the Vols as they replace all five starters on the offensive line.
Vols redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Danny O'Brien was getting reps with the first team defense on Friday.
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