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Talk turns "hairy" at Vols media day

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WRCB) -- Tyler Bray showed some improvement Saturday in Tennessee's second scrimmage of the fall, but no one wanted to talk about that Sunday at the Vols' annual media day at Neyland Stadium.

The sophomore quarterback's hair, which seems to grow more outrageous with each passing day, grabbed the spotlight as UT players and coaches showed off their lighter side.

Bray took the criticism of his untamed mop-top, which he described as "trash," in stride, even apologizing for not being able to find a barber in time for team pictures Sunday morning. 

"I was supposed to have a couple teammates cut it, but that fell through," he shrugged.

Bray also offered up his opinion on the team's top "do."

"The 'Dooley Swoop,'" Bray said, alluding to head coach Derek Dooley's seemingly immaculate hair. "Everyone else's long hair was moving in the wind, but you look at his and it's perfect.

"He always has great hair. Six o'clock in the morning he wakes up and it's perfect. It's the swoop kind of look, so I guess it's just the 'Dooley Swoop.'"

Dooley was confused by the nickname.

"I don't really know what that means," he said. "That's what they are, kids. They have this language. I'm not even old, and I don't know what they're talking about most of the time.

"That's what you do though as a player, you make fun of your coaches. If they weren't doing that I'd be worried."

Bray also called linebacker Herman Lathers the "ugliest guy on the team" because of his "giant muscles and tiny head." However, Bray admitted his opinion is skewed because he's always being picked on by the older Lathers.

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