Da'Rick Rogers back at practice for Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee junior wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers practiced with the Volunteers on Saturday after missing Thursday morning's practice because of "internal issues." UT coach Derek Dooley said he had "extremely positive" conversations with Rogers since Thursday, and the All-SEC wide-out responded with a good practice on Saturday. He was the team's leading receiver last season with 67 receptions for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns.

The Vols installed their red-zone offense and defense on Saturday. Dooley said the key is scoring touchdowns on offense and holding opponents to field goals on defense.

In the first week of practices, Dooley said he is pleased with energy level, tempo physical play of the Vols, but said the lack of experience shows up in some areas, especially with new schemes and seven first-year assistant coaches.


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