Knoxville, TN – Fans of the Tennessee Volunteers had plenty to celebrate Friday afternoon as Jonathan Crompton handed off to Montario Hardesty for an (eventual) touchdown in the 7th quarter of an
intrasquad scrimmage. Hardesty, who fumbled into the endzone didn’t celebrate too quickly as Sr. offensive lineman, Anthony Parker picked up the ball and rumbled 30 yards in the other direction before several receivers and a graduate assistant brought him down. The touchdown was however, called good as line judge/receiver’s coach Latrell Scott indicated touchdown.
“This is a big deal”, stated a still out of breath Hardesty. “Look out Kentucky, baby! We’re ready! We got nothing to lose. You know… nothing but another conference game next week”
After the practice, Tennessee head coach, Phillip Fulmer in the last year of his five year extension (signed last summer), was all smiles. “These men are winners. We proved that this afternoon. This was our first team defense out there. I told these boys that we were going to stay out here until we scored and score we finally did.”
Tennessee, (1-5 in conference) will travel to Kentucky to face the Wildcats next Saturday.