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Vols gaining confidence here in Week-4 of Spring drills

Tennessee will practice again on Thursday before scrimmaging on Saturday
University of Tennessee
University of Tennessee(Rick Russo)
Published: Apr. 14, 2021 at 6:54 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The fourth week of Tennessee football spring practice is underway as confidence continues to grow on the lines of scrimmage in the squad’s ninth workout on Tuesday afternoon at Haslam Field.

Following practice, defensive line coach Rodney Garner and offensive line coach Glen Elarbee met with members of the media. Garner called Tuesday’s practice the best he has seen from his unit this spring.” Actually today, I thought we took a step forward,” Garner said. “I look forward to going up there and watching the film and seeing if that’s true. I really thought today was probably the best practice we had all spring. If that’s the case, then we can come out here again on Thursday and be a little bit better and then again build on that and be better on Saturday. I definitely think we will be trending in the right direction.”

Elarbee’s offensive line is led by returning senior Cade Mays, who has illustrated throughout his career his versatility by playing multiple positions.” He’s such a talented guy, and he has played so many different positions, and he knows how to use his body, how to move it,” Elarbee said. “Really at the end of the day, he’s probably going to slide in there where it makes us best.”

Tennessee will practice again Thursday before holding a closed scrimmage on Saturday.The spring culminates with the Chevrolet Orange & White Game at 4 p.m. ET on April 24 in Neyland Stadium. Admission is free, and gates open at 2:30 p.m. Normal game day policies will be in effect, including the clear bag policy.

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