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Several members of Tennessee's staff were out of town on vacation last week, and the Vols now won't host any visitors for the next two weeks as a part of the NCAA's new dead period for recruiting.

The dead period, which runs from June 30 through July 13, gives coaches a legitimate chance to take a vacation during the summer. With prospects dropping by for visits in June and July on an almost-daily basis - sometimes with little to no warning - many coaches found it difficult to take vacations or risked having to cut their vacations short to come back to campus and host a high-priority target. The new dead period will prevent that from being an issue for the next two weeks while also giving prospects and their families a break from summer visits and camps.

After the dead period, Tennessee is scheduled to hold its final camp of the summer July 18 before perhaps hosting another "Orange Carpet Day" on July 19.

July 1, 2014


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