KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Trying to maintain unity and stave off conflict after an 0-3 start, Tennessee veterans called a players-only meeting Sunday after returning home from a 41-31 loss at Mississippi State.
Linebackers Herman Lathers and A.J. Johnson helped organize the meeting.
“We pulled some of the guys together and we said, ‘If you don’t want to play, go down to the scout team. We’re tired of losing here and things are going to change and things are going to change this week,'” Lathers said. “Guys that weren’t doing it right, we’re going to kick them off the field.”