When it comes to the upcoming college football season, Phillip Fulmer remains optimistic that the Volunteers will be taking the field this fall for Jeremy Pruitt’s third season on Rocky Top.

Tennessee’s athletic director recently issued a video statement to Vol Nation in order to share the latest information on Rocky Top as Pruitt’s players are back on campus and working hard in preparation for the upcoming season.

“We are busy here on campus and we finally get to welcome back our student-athletes,” Fulmer said in the video. “Football players reported last week and started voluntary workouts. We will continue our phase return as we bring back our basketball games this week. Then other sports following in July and August.”

Based on the information Fulmer has seen, things continue to look good in terms of the college football season being played in the fall.

“As long as the curve and trends continue to move in the right direction, I’m confident we will be playing football in Neyland Stadium this fall,” Fulmer added. “Please continue to do your part, and drive that curve down, all the while keeping yourself and your family healthy.”

During this unprecedented time, it would be understandable if fans were hesitant to buy season tickets, but that’s not been the case for Vol Nation this offseason.

“We have the greatest donors and fans we recently passed the 90% mark on our football season ticket renewals. Thank you. Each and every one of you, and the passion that you bring, gives us our winning edge,” Fulmer said.

Based on these ticket sales figures, Tennessee fans are buying into the progress of the program under Fulmer and Pruitt’s leadership.

“I encourage you to show your appreciation by continuing to support the ball motion, I cannot wait to see you back here in your orange and why and hear your cheers when our Vols and Lady Vols are back in action,” Fulmer stated. “Stay safe stay healthy and stay strong.”

You can check out the complete video statement from Fulmer below.