Monday, March 22, 2010

Adam Smotherman tears ACL on first day of full contact

Turns out on the first day of full contact, the Commodores lose a returning starter and a projected starter. Redshirt senior Adam Smotherman tore an ACL and will return to the long road to recovery that he took two years ago when he blew out his knee. Redshirt sophomore Ryan Seymour, a projected starter at left tackle, injured his shoulder and will require surgery.

The official Vandy site has more details.

Highlights from the scrimmage include:

• Two red zone drill touchdowns, including a strike from Larry Smith to Brandon Barden and a 15-yard run by — who else? — Warren Norman.

• Sacks by three defensive ends, including redshirt junior Tim Fugger, redshirt frosh Walker May and senior Theron Kadri.

• Key drive-stopping tackles by DTs T.J. Greenstone, a redshirt junior, and Rob Lohr, a redshirt sophomore.

• All four scholarship quarterbacks — Smith, Goro, Funk and Rodgers — had first down strikes.

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