KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee held its second spring scrimmage on Saturday at Neyland Stadium, and coach Butch Jones celebrated faculty appreciation day.
Those who were allowed to watch had to appreciate some of the defensive playmakers who continued to emerge.
The defense, likely still fired up from the “Circle of Life” drill Jones sprung on them Thursday, played with the sort of pride defensive line coach Brady Hoke recently spoke about.
Linebacker Daniel Bituli and defensive tackle Paul Bain made tackles in the end zone for sacks.
It’s the second straight week that Bain, a 6-foot-5, 290-pound redshirt junior, recorded a tackle for loss.
Junior college redshirt junior cornerback D.J. Henderson recorded an interception for the second straight scrimmage, taking this one back for a touchdown.
True freshman linebacker Shanon Reid recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown, too.
Alas, under the modified scoring system, the offense emerged the victors, with quarterback Quinten Dormady enjoying a decent showing, according to a source who was allowed to watch the scrimmage.
The Vols return to practice on Tuesday for the 10th of their 15 spring practices.
Tennessee’s Orange and White Game will take place on Saturday, April 22.