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Hyams: Tennessee will continue with unorthodox format in Orange and White spring game

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Tennessee will have another unorthodox format during its Orange and White spring game on Saturday, according to Gridiron Now’s Jimmy Hyams.

The Volunteers will participate in scrimmage plays, The Circle of Life drill and skills competitions between quarterbacks, offensive and defensive linemen, wide receivers and defensive backs and other position groups.

Tennessee changed the format of its annual spring game in 2015 to counter a shortage of players at numerous positions. Coach Butch Jones called it more of a “spring event” than a spring game leading up to the event and the team kept a similar format the following year.

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Tennessee’s spring game drew 67,027 fans in 2016, its third-largest crowd for the event in program history.

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The annual intrasquad scrimmage will be broken up into two teams – Orange and White – and will be held this Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET on SEC Network.

Admission will be free to the public.

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