KNOXVILLE (WATE) — The University of Tennessee football team is preparing for a new season.
“It’s football time in Tennessee,” said Head Coach Jones on Friday during a press conference.
Team 121 will play Georgia Tech in Atlanta on Sept. 4. The Vols’ home opener will be against Indiana State on Sept. 9.
Twenty-one Vols power cleaned more than 300 pounds this offseason. Jones says he’s never seen that many with those numbers before. Also, 10 players can squat more than 500 pounds.
Darin Kirkland Jr. and Daniel Bituli will be limited early in fall camp. Shy Tuttle will be available in individual drills. Chance Hall is receiving a second opinion on his knee.
The Vols were the number three pick to win the Southeastern Conference-East during SEC Media Days.
“Maybe it’s getting older but it seems like the summers go faster, and faster and faster,” said Jones during Media Days. “It’s exciting, I really like this football team, I think it’s shown a great spirit, a great workman like approach.”