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Tennessee will not play in Liberty Bowl due to COVID concerns

Football season is over.

NCAA Football: Texas A&M at Tennessee Knoxville News Sentinel-USA TODAY NETWORK

So much for that.

Tennessee will not play in the Liberty Bowl after accepting a bid on Sunday due to COVID concerns. According to VolQuest, Tennessee had multiple positive tests following the loss to Texas A&M. The report from Volquest stated that Tennessee did not have the COVID test results back at the time that they accepted the bid.

As a result of the testing, Tennessee has paused all football activities.

Tennessee was without defensive coordinator Derrick Ansley and running backs coach Jay Graham on Saturday due to COVID concerns.

Tennessee finished their 2020 season with a 3-7 mark, following a loss to Texas A&M on Saturday afternoon. It was a disappointing year three for Jeremy Pruitt, but Phillip Fulmer appeared to signal Pruitt’s return for 2021 late last night in a statement regarding the Liberty Bowl.

So that’s that for the 2020 football season. The good news? Tennessee has a top ten basketball team worthy of your full attention.

Let’s get it.