University of Tennessee planning for ‘normal’ football season

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The University of Tennessee is planning for a “normal” football season.
The athletics department sent a statement Thursday:

“Our approach is to plan for a ‘normal’ football season this fall while continuing to monitor the pandemic and the progress of the vaccine rollout and remaining prepared to pivot as necessary. We’ll continue to prioritize health and safety as we develop responsible plans for the fall.”

TOM SATKOWIAK, UT ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN

One self-proclaimed Vol “super fan” says he’s looking forward to normal at Neyland Stadium. Earl Brown has been to over 500 volunteer football games and he didn’t miss one, even when the pandemic began. But he says this past season just wasn’t the same.

“This year was just to me was a disaster,” Brown said. “I made all 10 games home and away but sitting by yourself in a stadium for most of those games, it was just not really a fun season at all.”

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