KNOXVILLE — A.J. Johnson had no way to see it coming.
The Tennessee linebacker's gaze was ahead at the group of reporters surrounding and peppering him with questions about the Volunteers' new defense.
Suddenly, Johnson felt the slap of a piece of paper containing UT's practice plan on the back of his dreadlocked head. The assailant was Sal Sunseri, Johnson's new defensive coordinator.
"That's right. I did it!" Sunseri woofed as he continued toward his office inside the Neyland-Thompson Sports Center.
Johnson simply grinned and kept answering questions, including one about his attacker.