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Tennessee players hold players-only meeting after game against Austin-Peay

Defensive lineman Omari Thomas said it was to flush the frustrations of last game and get on the same page before the big game against Florida.
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Tennessee linebacker Aaron Beasley (6) celebrates a sack during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Austin Peay.

SEATTLE — Tennessee Football wasn't satisfied with their performance this past Saturday against Austin-Peay. Despite winning 30-13, there was plenty of room for improvement.

The players called a players-only meeting on Sunday following that game to clear the air, according to defensive lineman Omari Thomas. The point was to flush that last game and make sure the team was on the same page heading into their big SEC rivalry matchup against Florida.

"Whenever you see something coming up or you see guys kind of falling off or lacking a little bit we go ahead and address it right then so it's not a total fall off," Thomas said. "Everyone gets in those meetings and we may watch a video or something like that, just so everyone gets back on the same page, making sure everyone is having fun, that everyone is enjoying the process and really buying into the process."

Thomas said it was a good meeting for the team. No. 11 Tennessee plays Florida at 7 p.m. on Saturday and will be broadcast on ESPN. The Vols will travel to Gainesville where they have not won since 2003.

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