Tennessee needs a new opponent to evaluate its own roster.
It also needs a couple days off.
It appears the end of training camp is being warmly welcomed by the Vols.
UT unofficially closed it with a workout Tuesday morning at Haslam Field, leaving only Wednesday night's "administrative" mock game as the only thing in between some rest and the start of game preparation for the season opener against Montana on Sept. 3.
"It was a really good, spirited practice -- finished early, good tempo, a lot of plays being made on both sides of the ball," UT coach Derek Dooley said. "That's always encouraging. We end it with a mock game tomorrow which is really more game administration than it is practice.
"Real pleased with how we're finishing up and I know everybody is going to be excited to get to game week."
The Vols aren't there yet, though the focus of the mock game is more about fine-tuning details related to a game-day environment than blocking, tackling or shuffling up the depth chart.
And once that's out of the way, the attention will be squarely on the Grizzlies.
"Just, you know, it's really more about substitution issues, getting in and out of the huddle, game administration, all those things that really just drive you nuts and really look bad from a fan's perspective," Dooley said. "We've got to get all those things right."
For more on the details UT is ironing out as training camp closes, check back to http://www.govolsxtra.com, pick up Wednesday's News Sentinel or follow@Vols_Beat on Twitter.