Posted March 27, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Tennessee's Derek Dooley said Monday's morning session of spring football practice was ''a typical first day.'' The Volunteers are looking forward to a fresh start after finishing 5-7 last year. The third-year Tennessee coach has seven new assistant coaches. They are working with several midyear enrollees and a number of players recovering from various injuries or learning a new position. ''The effort was really good. I expected it to be that way,'' Dooley said. ''We have, of course, a long way to go from a discipline standpoint knowing what to do, knowing how to do it, knowing why it's important to do it that way and going out there and doing it the right way. It was sloppy from that standpoint. ''The key, of course, is how we learn from it and we don't go out the next day and make the same mistakes.'' Despite not practicing in pads, Monday was a big step for players like linebacker Herman Lathers, who miss...
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