The word leaking out of Knoxville this morning is that the Tennessee vs. UCLA game originally scheduled for Saturday September 6 will be bumped up 5 days and played on Monday night September 1.
This is the week right before NFL Monday Night Football starts up and, we imagine, will make for lowered class attendance on Tuesday September 2.
The Vols will then move their game with UAB to Sept. 13, which was originally an open date. UAB had been set as the season opening game to be played on Aug. 30.
An official announcement is expected this afternoon.
Kudos to Mike Hamilton for learning a bit from Bruce. Anywhere anytime, just make sure to bring your national TV audience.
Are you ready for some football?!?!
UPDATE: In basketball news, Kentucky resident and McDonald’s All-American Scotty Hopson is making his visit to Knoxville this week. He’s considering Mississippi State, Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati in addition to the Vols. Video here.
FURTHER UPDATED: My sources out of Knoxville are reporting that Hopson has committed to Bruce Pearl on the condition that Tyler Smith play one more year, Tyler is said to be leaning towards returning.