Fans will get their first look at the new Vols, under first year head coach Jeremy Pruitt, this weekend.
The annual Orange and White Game will kick off at 2 p.m. on April 21 at Neyland Stadium. The game will be televised on the SEC Network.
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Home of the Vols: Neyland Stadium
Pruitt wants the spring game to be as much like a football Saturday in the fall.
"There's something about going out into Neyland Stadium and playing the game," Pruitt said. "One thing that we want to do, from the coaches to the trainers and managers, and everyone in the entire organization, we want to approach the spring game and actually play a game.
The first team offense will take on the first team defense in game with standard scoring and rules.
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To add to the game day atmosphere, UT is adding some fan-friendly fun to the day.
The Toyota Vol Village in Lot 9 will open at 9:30 a.m., which includes giveaways, face painting, music, photos with Smokey and the spirit squad, food options, inflatable games, interactive areas and more.
The Vol Walk begins at 12:55 p.m. at Torchbearer Plaza on Volunteer Boulevard as the members of the football team proceed down Peyton Manning Pass to the stadium.
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Gates to the stadium open at 12:30, The first 5,000 fans in Gates 10 and 21 will receive a free "Fan-dana" from Coca-Cola.
Admission to the game and parking are free. Free shuttles will be provided from the UT Ag Campus and the Kingston Pike Building (Lot 40). The clear bag policy for Neyland Stadium will be in effect.
"My challenge is for our fan base. The first two scrimmages aren't open, but the spring game obviously is. The best way to put them in an adverse situation is to show up. That presence will create pressure which will prepare them for next season," said Pruitt.
UT Director of Athletics Phillip Fulmer says he is excited for the fans to see this team. He says he knows Pruitt is the right guy for the job, and the team already looks better.
"I hope the fans will come and support him. It's going to be a good time," Fulmer said.
The regular Orange and White game autograph session will be moved to a date in early August during fall camp. The transition will give fans an additional opportunity to watch a Tennessee practice inside Neyland Stadium. After the August Fan Day open practice, fans will be able to meet the players and coaches and collect autographs.