Curt Maggitt in the ‘circle of life’

Curt Maggitt

Curt Maggitt (UT Sports)

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.