KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin says the Volunteer defense played winning football in practice Tuesday.
"We were into a four-minute drill where the offense just had to kill the clock to win the game," Kiffin said. "And the defense got two turnovers in a row - one after the offense had made a first down. It was a great job by the defense. That's how you win games, with plays at the end of the game."
The Vols worked for nearly three hours in their seventh spring practice under their new coach.
"We're really pleased with the defense," Kiffin said. "Obviously, the offense has to take care of the ball better. Other than that, I thought it was a pretty good practice."
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