Tennessee to hold open practice at Neyland Stadium on Aug. 17

Practice will start at 7 p.m.

Tennessee assistant head coach Steve Stripling answers a question during a press conference in the Stokely Family Media Center at Neyland Stadium Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Tennessee assistant head coach Steve Stripling answers a question during a press conference in the Stokely Family Media Center at Neyland Stadium Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

Fans will get a sneak peek at Tennessee's football team during an open practice at Neyland Stadium on Aug. 17.

UT associate head coach and defensive line coach Steve Stripling confirmed the date on Friday.

"It'll be a great opportunity for us, just like our spring game, to put our players in a crowd environment," Stripling told high school coaches at the Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic kickoff luncheon at Thompson-Boling Arena. "If you get a chance, come join us."

The practice will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free and concession stands will be open, UT said in a release today.

(For Tennessee's full practice schedule, click here.)

Tennessee players officially report to camp on Aug. 1. The season opens at home against Austin Peay on Aug. 31.

Evan Woodbery covers Tennessee football. Follow him on Twitter or visit his blog.

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Comments » 9

antonio14313 writes:

This is a great idea!!! And, hopefully, an annual tradition...

GO VOLS!

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imw8n4u writes:

They should all be open, not sure why they were ever closed to begin with. I can go to any high school around and watch their practice, and right now I can go to any pro camp and watch their practice, so why not open them all up?

SavTnVol writes:

Will camera's be allowed inside? Would be nice to have some action and sideline shots made by the fans.

pcshowtime writes:

in response to imw8n4u:

They should all be open, not sure why they were ever closed to begin with. I can go to any high school around and watch their practice, and right now I can go to any pro camp and watch their practice, so why not open them all up?

because Saban an do nothing dooley decided that practices should be closed. For saban it works for Dooley not so much. I like them open it keep up enthusiasm for the program which puts butt in the seats on sat.

cobragolfer writes:

in response to KnoxVegas88:

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Butch Jones is only building up one thing on the hill ... your expectations!! Same happened with Kiffen and Dooley. The Salvation Boys didn't save you afterall, and neither will Sgt. Carter.

Caspian writes:

in response to cobragolfer:

Butch Jones is only building up one thing on the hill ... your expectations!! Same happened with Kiffen and Dooley. The Salvation Boys didn't save you afterall, and neither will Sgt. Carter.

Sgt. Carter. Yeah, come to think of it... Good eye.

Go Vols! Go Sgt. Carter!

kyvol98 writes:

in response to cobragolfer:

Butch Jones is only building up one thing on the hill ... your expectations!! Same happened with Kiffen and Dooley. The Salvation Boys didn't save you afterall, and neither will Sgt. Carter.

I am quite the realist. Unlike basketball, you are not going to win a championship with one recruiting class. It takes several, especially in the SEC. Either be along for the ride, or get out of the way as the motor is running and we are picking up speed. Just requires some patience.

SevenT writes:

in response to KnoxVegas88:

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LOL....they have been saying the same carp since Fulmer was fired. This program will NEVER be what it was under Fulmer in our lifetime.

RockyTopApologist writes:

Sgt. Carter.....LOL!! I'll be looking forward to that going viral and the T-shirts are made. GO SGT. CARTER!!

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