Tennessee will begin spring practice in just 20 days, as first-year Head Coach Josh Heupel looks to install his new up-tempo offense heading into 2020.
A press release from Tennessee states:
"First-year Tennessee head coach Josh Heupel will put his Volunteers through 15 spring practices beginning later this month, and spring football will culminate with the Chevrolet Orange & White Game on Saturday, April 24 in Neyland Stadium. Kickoff time and further details about the spring game in accordance with ongoing COVID-19 protocols will be announced in the coming weeks. Tennessee is scheduled to open spring ball on March 23 with practices covering a five-week span."
Tennessee will hit the ground running with installing the high intensity offensive system.
Last month, Offensive Coordinator shared with the media how the process would go.
You're starting at ground zero because it's so different from what the guys that have been here are used to. As we get closer to spring, we want to fine tune the fundamental technique part that we're doing. We want to start at that big picture standpoint then break it down into smaller pieces, " Golesh told reporters. "Until you get out there and do it day one of spring ball, day one of March or mid-March, until you get out there and physically see it, control it, run it, I think it's hard to simulate how fast we want to play. You're teaching it, explaining it and walking through it, but I think until there is wood on the fire and you're out there with no coaches around, I think it's really hard."
Tennessee will also host it's Pro Day later this month. "In addition, Tennessee's Pro Day will be held on Thursday, March 25 as future NFL Vols showcase their skills in front of scouts. Due to the COVID-10 pandemic, no in-person NFL Combine was held in February. The 2021 NFL Draft is scheduled for April 29-May 1," the press release stated.