Tennessee's first workout of the second week of camp started inside Monday, and the early tempo there clearly left a lot to be desired for coach Derek Dooley.
The Vols coach didn't hesitate to let his team know, calling them all over for a huddle in which he didn't leave much doubt about how he felt the practice was going.
"It was the Monday Morning Blues, and everybody in America has them," Dooley said. "Great weekend, it's time to go to work Monday morning. Watching basketball on the weekends.
"You have to go. You can't have Monday and you wait until Tuesday to get going. You have to go now, and so we had to remind them of that a little bit."
The Vols seemed to respond to the pep talk, with a jaw-dropping, one-handed grab from Da'Rick Rogers among the highlights during the open portion of practice.
UT also had the pads popping on the defensive end of the field as they gear up for the first scrimmage of camp on Friday, with Herman Lathers standing out some again as he showed continued improvement with his health.
Secondary Shuffle: The experiment with Brent Brewer at linebacker isn't over, but it's at least on hold for now.
As the junior works though his rehabilitation from knee surgery with limited work in camp, the Vols are again looking at him mainly at safety for the time being.
For one thing, with his red, non-contact jersey on it's simply easier for him to get reps in the secondary again. And for another, the Vols are open to having him play roles both at linebacker and at safety in the fall.
Another player making a move through the first five practices appears to be Byron Moore, who was working with the first-team defense at free safety and seems to be settling into a role there.
The junior-college transfer didn't quite live up to the lofty expectations on him last fall, with his ever-shifting role in the secondary perhaps part of the problem along with his conditioning. But he appears to be getting comfortable now and flashed his impressive speed on a blitz during the media viewing period.