Vols football practice - Aug. 31, 2011
Everything from Guns N' Roses to Bob Marley blared over the loudspeakers at Wednesday's practice, as Tennessee prepared for the crowd noise that will engulf Neyland Stadium on Saturday.
Coach Derek Dooley wasn't exactly thrilled with how the Vols handled the distraction.
"We had a lot of rat-trapping," Dooley said. "Made a lot of mistakes. A lot of the noise gets you thinking. Good thing we've got another day to try to polish it up. Went out there and tried to create a little chaos for the young guys, and that's what it looked like.
"That's why we have an extra day, and hopefully we can polish it up."
With a starting lineup that will boast three freshmen on defense and eight sophomores on offense Saturday against Montana (TV: Pay-per-view, 6 p.m.), Dooley said he wasn't surprised by the "chaos."
"It's that line," he said. "You don't get disappointed if you (don't) expect them to come out there and be perfect when the crowd noise hits. I knew what would happen."
Wide receiver Justin Hunter wore a red, non-contact jersey as a precautionary measure. Dooley did not specify why Hunter needed the extra protection, but stressed that it was nothing serious.
Recently converted wide receiver Naz Oliver did not practice.