Redshirt freshman quarterback Nathan Peterman spent part of spring break at the beach with teammate Jason Croom. But that didn’t mean the workouts stopped.
“We ran everyday,” Peterman said. “(Croom) wanted to run.”
Tennessee coach Butch Jones said he was generally pleased with his team’s response to the long layoff. The Vols practiced outdoors Tuesday morning for more than two hours, shaking off rust and looking ahead to a key scrimmage at Neyland Stadium on Saturday.
(Read more about practice on the blog).
“I like the way our players have approached coming back,” Jones said. “I like their willingness, but now we have to execute.”
Jones said he was most concerned about turnovers and inconsistency on offense.
“You could see the rust a little bit,” Jones said. “There were too many balls on the ground. Too many incompletions.”
Running back Marlin Lane missed practice while contending with family health concerns, Jones said. He is expected back soon.
Read more observations from the seventh day of spring football here. Visit GoVolsXtra later today for more photos, stories and video from today’s practice.
Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him on Twitter.