Tenn – Vols senior wide receiver Josh Palmer, sophomore running back Eric Gray and senior outside linebacker Deandre Johnson met with the media on Tuesday to preview this Saturday’s game against No. 6 Florida.

Palmer was the first to speak. Tennessee’s leading receiver discussed how frustrating it’s been to not play at times this season, his view on the rivalry with Florida, what he’s seen from freshman quarterback Harrison Bailey,

Here’s everything Palmer had to say:

What Thanksgiving weekend looked like for the team:

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“He gave us the option to go home if we lived within a close distance. So a lot of us just spent Thanksgiving with our families and some guys just stayed here and had Thanksgiving in the facility.”

On if it’s been difficult to adjust not playing as frequently as most seasons:

“A little bit. You get used to running a lot and then when you get a lot of time off, it’s hard to get your legs back. I feel like with the breaks, we’ve been able to get our legs back under us, running a little bit more, especially this past week. We ran a little bit more. We just come out to practice and we work hard. That’s what we do here. A lot of the time, it works out. We should be good for gameday.”

On having fresh legs after several weeks off:

“Yeah, I would say so. Like I said before, the only difficult part is when you’re not running and getting your legs back, but once you start running a little bit more, you start to get your legs back. We should be good on gameday.”