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ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 04: Darrell Taylor #19 of the Tennessee Volunteers reacts with Cortez McDowell #20 after sacking TaQuon Marshall #16 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 4, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Things seem to be getting worse each day on Rocky Top.

Coming off one of the worst losses in program history and having their head coach seemingly facing an inevitable firing, Tennessee linemen Trey Smith and Darrell Taylor reportedly got into a fight during Thursday’s practice.

The incident was originally reported by Twitter user “Illated94” on Thursday night and later confirmed by WNML’s Jimmy Hyams through sources.

According to Hyams’ source, Smith’s helmet reportedly came off while pancaking Taylor during a drill. The two wrestled, which led to Taylor attempting to kick Smith and hit him in the face.

Taylor reportedly apologized to Smith, who won’t miss any games, according to Hyams. However, Tennessee won’t appeal Taylor’s previous suspension, which stemmed from an ejection for a personal foul during last Saturday’s game against Georgia.


The defensive lineman will miss the first half of next week’s game against South Carolina.

The news comes one week after head coach Butch Jones denied defensive lineman Shy Tuttle’s orbital bone injury occurred during a fight with a teammate, rather was caused by falling on a helmet.

Again, things don’t seem to be getting any better in Knoxville.

Jason has contributed to numerous websites in the past covering a wide range of sports including SEC football for the past four seasons. He began his journalism career as a student journalist at the University of Tennessee where he covered the Vols for the student radio station and newspaper. Here’s ...Read more
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