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Layin' the wood

Layin' the wood

If he had hit the curveball as hard as he has hit receivers and ball-carriers this spring, he'd be playing shortstop in the Major Leagues instead of playing safety in the SEC.

By all accounts, Tennessee sophomore Brent Brewer is making a lot more solid contact as a college football defender than he ever did as a minor league baseball player. Exhibit A in this argument is Vol fullback Channing Fugate, who absorbed the most talked-about hit of spring practice from Brewer two weeks ago. "The hit he put on Fugate in the first scrimmage, I was like 'Wow!'" fellow safety...

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