Vols Hold Rare Sunday Practice

October 21, 2007

Knoxville -- Tennessee head coach Phillip Fulmer worked the Vols through a rare Sunday evening practice in his attempt to help put Saturday’s loss at Alabama behind them and place the focus squarely on South Carolina.

“These guys are very flexible and we thought it would be a good idea to get the Alabama game out of our system,” Fulmer said.

The Vols coach added that many teams practice each and every Sunday after a game.

“And while that doesn’t mean we’re going to change to this next year, I think it will pay good dividends for two reasons. One, we get a great start tonight on South Carolina and all day Monday as a staff uninterrupted. And the team finished its goal line and short-yardage work and gets some downtime Monday.”

Sunday’s practice inside the Neyland-Thompson Sports Center lasted one hour, or slightly less than a normal Monday workout.

Monterio Hardesty did not attend practice. At this point, it's unclear as to why the running back was absent. Hardesty did not play in Tennessee's 41-17 loss at Alabama.

Tennessee hosts South Carolina in a 7:45 p.m. Eastern time kickoff Saturday from Neyland Stadium. ESPN and the Vol Network are providing the television and radio coverage.

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