A nearly three-hour, 23-period practice on Thursday afternoon was Butch Jones' way of welcoming back players after a two-day break.
It was the last true evaluation session for coaches. The depth chart for the season opener probably won't be released until on Monday, but Jones acknowledged that many of the positions are already set by default.
"Some individuals will have to play, so you can see that we're force-feeding them," Jones said.
The mock game will be geared around preparation more than evaluation. Jones said it would include "anything and everything that could occur" in a real game.
"We don't assume anything," he said.
For complete observations from Thursday's practice, check out Evan Woodbery's blog. Check back for more stories, photos and videos later tonight.
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