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Saturday, it was an early wake-up call for the Vols. They had meetings starting at 7:30 a.m. then practice at 4.

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."

Jalen Hurd following practice:

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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