KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee coach Derek Dooley and his staff plan to split up the Volunteers for their first few fall practices.
When the Vols report for practice Wednesday, the veterans will drill as one unit in the afternoon and newcomers and inexperienced players will practice together at night. The entire team will practice together on Saturday and don pads for the first time on Sunday.
Dooley has scheduled 21 practices before the team begins preparing for its Sept. 4 opener against Tennessee-Martin. All practices are closed to the general public.
The first-year coach will address the media in a preseason press conference on Tuesday.
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