Tennessee head coach Butch Jones discusses postseason evaluations during Monday’s press conference on Dec. 5, 2016.
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The bowl preparation formula has worked successfully the last two seasons against Big Ten Conference opponents, so Tennessee doesn’t plan to stray far from the script this month.

The Vols returned to the field on Sunday for one practice and will be off this week for finals while the coaches continue to recruit.

Tennessee (8-4) will begin a regular practice schedule next week in advance of playing Nebraska (9-3) in the Music City Bowl in Nashville on Dec. 30 (TV: ESPN, 3:30 p.m. EST)

“Some days will be longer practices than others. Some will be lifting days and some will be mental days with mental…