Josh Heupel returned from Tennessee’s bye week to hold his regular Monday press conference, and during the time with the media, he updated the status of injured players WR Cedric Tillman and DB Warren Burrell.

“Cedric did have surgery,” Heupel said. “The timeline, he did that just to have an opportunity to speed up the recovery process side of it. We’ll see where he’s at. He was limited but moving around a little bit today. We’ll continue to see how it unfolds this week and see where we’re at.”

Heupel said Tillman would need to be a “functional player” and play at the level the coaching staff wants him to be at for the LSU game.

Burrell also had surgery and will be out the rest of the season, Heupel said.

About the early kickoff time, which is 11 a.m. local time this week at LSU, Heupel said if you ask coaches around the country, they would all want the earliest kickoff time possible.

“It’ll be a packed house, this is a tough place to play,” he said.

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