In the “circle of life” practice drill, players form a circle around two teammates who go head-to-head in a blocking drill.
Butch Jones called out a surprising name on Tuesday: Linebacker Curt Maggitt.
Teammates cheered and several craned their necks or stood on tiptoes to get a view. It wasn’t clear who he competed against, but it was clear that he won easily.
Maggitt is still expected to take a redshirt this season after a slow recovery from an offseason ACL injury. But never say never….
Update: Say never.
Butch Jones says LB Curt Maggitt is still out. "We're not expecting him to play this year."
— Evan Woodbery (@TennesseeBeat) October 15, 2013