Someone mentioned this in the comments yesterday, but Tennessee had to cancel a scrimmage because 44 players missed Saturday’s practice ($$). More offensive players sat out (31) than participated (30).
Fortunately, the vast majority of them were quarantined as opposed to being actively infected, but missing is still missing.
Tennessee might have beaten Charlotte anyway if the two teams had faced off on Saturday, but Pruitt would have had a hard time finding enough players to do it. And in three weeks, when Tennessee travels to face South Carolina, Pruitt and the Vols will no longer be able to say: “Phew, good thing we didn’t have a game today, huh?”
Or, Georgia, two weeks after the SC game.
COVID is going to be the wild card all season. But something something no spring practice…