KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee football Butch Jones loves the so-called “Circle of Life” drill, a one-on-one battle of leverage and power.
True freshmen K’Rojhn Calbert and Kivon Bennett locked horns at practice, and Tennessee football put out the video.
The players’ backgrounds couldn’t be more different: Calbert from rural McMinnville, Bennett from the metropolitan Hollywood, Fla., area.
Calbert had the size advantage at 6-foot-5 and 316 pounds, while Bennett had a benefit in the leverage department at 6-1, 275.
The result was promising for both players, as Bennett showed quickness with his get off and good leg drive in getting into Calbert. If it was a football play, Bennett would get a win by virtue of the push he got into what one imagines would have been the hole.
Calbert, to his credit, showed great feet by recovering from Bennett’s burst and then displayed his balance, pivoting to put Bennett on the ground.
Calbert is a likely redshirt projected to develop into an offensive tackle, while Bennett is battling fellow freshmen defensive tackle prospects Matthew Butler and Eric Crosby for a spot in the rotation.
It’s one drill on one day, but the Calbert-Bennett matchup provided a taste of the intensity Jones has talked about in Tennessee football fall camp.
Tennessee Football Circle of Life Drill
First Circle of Life drill of the season! 💥💥💥
Posted by Tennessee Football on Tuesday, August 1, 2017