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Vols fail to 'flip the switch' on Spurrier Field

Associated Press Modified: August 10, 2012 at 6:18 pm •  Published: August 10, 2012

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Derek Dooley said the Volunteers "didn't flip the switch" for Friday's afternoon practice on Steve Spurrier Field at Science Hill High School.

Perhaps that's not surprising given that the field's namesake has a history of razzing the Volunteers.

The Vols handled traveling and moving into dorms at Milligan College well on Thursday night, Dooley said, but didn't adapt well to the different environment Friday, calling the practice "a little lethargic and disappointing."

Tennessee practiced at Science Hill because of its field turf, which is named in honor of the South Carolina football coach who was a three-sport start at the high school before going on to win a Heisman trophy at Florida. Recent rain made the fields at Milligan College unusable.