The Tennessee football squad drilled for about two-and-a-half hours Friday

afternoon in a stiff breeze and under blue skies at Neyland Stadium.

The Vols spent the majority of practice honing individual skills in their

respective position groups. Head coach Phillip Fulmer's charges topped off

the session with an approximately 60-play controlled scrimmage with snaps

split between the first- and second-team.

In the scrimmage, Tennessee worked on different down-and-distance

combinations, including short-yardage situations, and the two-minute


Offensively, quarterback Tee Martin led the squad with a pair of touchdown

passes. Overall, he was 3-of-6 passing for 27 yards.

"Tee Martin continues to handle everything the way you want it handled,"

Fulmer said. "He just does a great job.

"One thing we found today is we've got problems with our young centers and

quarterbacks on the exchange. That is very disturbing," he added. "I

promise next week our goal will be to get the center-quarterback exchange

for the second team done right. We don't want to have to put Toby Champion

in there just so the second team will have a center."

Wide receiver Eric Parker snagged two passes for 17 yards and a touchdown.

Cedrick Wilson caught a 10-yard touchdown strike. On the ground, Travis

Stephens contributed 33 yards on 13 carries with a touchdown. Kurston

Biggers added three touchdowns on short-yardage situational plays for 23

yards on eight carries.

Defensively, Will Overstreet notched two sacks (one for a safety), a tackle

for a loss, a pass broken up and an additional tackle. Andre James

contributed three solo tackles and an assist.

Dominique Stevenson added a tackle for a loss and two hits. Maurice

Fitzgerald picked off a Joey Matthews pass. John Henderson recovered a

fumble and made a stop for no gain.

"It was so mixed today it would be hard to say which did better, offense or

defense," Fulmer said. "The defense didn't allow them to get the ball out.

That was real encouraging. Offensively, they got the ball at the 20 and got

points each time, so that was good."

In the kicking game, Robert Loudermilk hit 6-of-7 field goals and 2-of-2

extra points. Alex Walls nailed 5-of-5 field goals and 2-of-2 extra points.

Chip Walters knocked down 3-of-4 field goals.

The Vols have three practices left, including the annual Orange and White

Game on Saturday.