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WATCH: Heupel expresses excitement for Orange & White Game

Kickoff for Saturday’s Orange & White Game is 4 p.m.
Josh Heupel
Josh Heupel(Tennessee Athletic Communications)
Published: Apr. 17, 2021 at 9:16 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel put his Volunteers through their second scrimmage of the spring on Saturday in Neyland Stadium, setting the stage for next week’s Chevrolet Orange & White Game.

Tennessee continues to improve in its up-tempo offensive execution, a hallmark of Heupel’s teams. All three experienced quarterbacks – Hendon Hooker, Harrison Bailey and Brian Maurer – took snaps with the first team throughout the day.

“I think a lot of our mechanics, for being this early in the process, I love where we’re at,” he said. “These scrimmages are critical because it is truly a game. I thought today, really, there were very few things that were noticeable during the course of play that I had an issue with. I think that speaks to those kids’ buy-in and their ability to be coached and learn not just be corrected themselves but learn from a teammate as well.”

Kickoff for next Saturday’s Chevrolet Orange & White Game is 4 p.m. ET. Admission is free. Gates open at 2:30 p.m.

Heupel expressed his excitement in seeing his team compete in live action in front of the Neyland faithful.

“It’s an opportunity for them in a real, live situation to go earn trust from their teammates and their coaching staff as well to go prove that they are able to compete at a championship level. I’m excited that we get to have the state of Tennessee and Vol Nation here inside of this stadium. It’s going to be a great day, and I look forward to seeing everyone there.”

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