Vols QB Hendon Hooker has been an inside man this spring

Tennessee Athletics photo / Tennessee sixth-year senior quarterback Hendon Hooker estimates that he is spending eight hours a day in the Anderson Training Center to get ready for the upcoming season.

Football has been mostly an indoor sport this spring for Tennessee sixth-year senior quarterback Hendon Hooker.

Specifically inside the Anderson Training Center.

"It's probably eight hours a day, and that's a minimum," Hooker said Thursday during his first news conference since the late December loss to Purdue in the Music City Bowl. "Part of that is me doing recovery work in the training room or the cold tub. I spend a lot of time in the film room. I'm already in the facility, so I'll see (junior receiver) Jalin Hyatt, and I'm like, 'Hey, let's watch film.' It's just stuff like that.

"It's the little things that can change the season."

Tennessee held its ninth spring workout Thursday and will practice again Friday before scrimmaging Saturday for a second time.