Day eight of fall camp brought the first day of two-a-days for Tennessee.
The Vols worked mostly on special teams in a 9 A.M. practice at Haslam Field then held their first scrimmage of the fall at Neyland Stadium in the evening.
The media was not allowed to watch the scrimmage but was able to speak with Butch Jones and a few players afterwards.
Butch Jones didn't reveal much about the scrimmage but he seemed fairly pleased, saying that the Vols grew up and matured a little bit.
The first and second team offenses and defenses competed against each other, running about 90 plays.
Nathan Peterman led the second team offense on a long 13-play drive from the one-yard line to the opposite goalline before Lemond Johnson ended the drive on play 14 with a big hit to force a fumble. Neither Butch nor the players would say who lost the fumble.
The only other turnover in the scrimmage came when Justin Coleman tipped a pass into the air and Brian Randolph intercepted it.
Butch praised Nashville native Derek Barnett saying that he stood out the most among the young defensive lineman. Veteran safety Brian Randolph was impressed by the freshman Barnett as well saying he was going 100% every play and was always near the ball.
Jalen Hurd also drew praise from the head coach who said the freshman continues to get better and better.
Butch didn't mention Joshua Dobbs by name when asked about the quarterbacks but did say that Nathan Peterman took some very important steps in moving forward and Justin Worley played with more confidence and command of the offensive line, although he is still looking for more.
Freshmen defensive backs Todd Kelly Jr. and Cortez McDowell and sophomore tight end A.J. Branisel were held out of the evening practice because of injury.
The Vols will watch film and correct mistakes in meetings on Sunday before getting back on the practice field on Monday morning.
Hear post scrimmage comments from Butch Jones and Nathan Peterman below.