Tennessee will hold preseason practice at Milligan College in Elizabethton for the next six days.
The school, located about 110 miles east of Knoxville, disbanded its football program in 1950.
The Vols boarded school buses shortly after practice ended on Thursday to make the two-hour trip. The week away from Knoxville lines up with the move of all the football offices and operations into Tennessee's new football training center.
The Vols hope the at Milligan College will give them an opportunity to bond.
Coach Derek Dooley and players admitted that last year team unity became an issue as the season progressed.