Monthly Archives: November 2010

“Defense and Rebounding Win Championships”

It’s the first thing Coach Pearl mentions during every pregame speech. It’s written at the top of our dry erase board before the game and the second to last thing our players see as they exit the locker room towards … Continue reading

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VOLS to NYC

The biggest stage. The brightest lights. It’s New York City and the Vols are here! Our trip to NYC began yesterday with a 7am departure so that Coach Pearl and a few of our players could get to the mandatory … Continue reading

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Rollin’ Up Our Sleeves Together

I’ve talked a lot about the expectations our staff has for our players when it comes to their effort, energy, accountability, willingness to learn and role commitment within our team. All of these requests of our student-athletes are the necessary … Continue reading

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Staying Ready

Were you nervous watching our last two games? Did you expect us to blow Belmont and Missouri State out? Our staff didn’t. We talked to the players over and over again about how talented, disciplined and hard working these two teams … Continue reading

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Focused Commitment

What a great weekend to be a Tennessee Vol! We showed great improvement Friday night, the Lady Vols basketball whooped Louisville, the volleyball team won their home finale and those FootVols DOMINATED Ole Miss!! Now that every one of our … Continue reading

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Our Journey

I have replayed that game time and time again in my head. Thought about, and dissected every play with “what ifs” and “I wishes.” I’ll never forget our 1pt loss last year to Michigan State in the Elite 8. I … Continue reading

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Humble Pie

Exhibition games are scheduled to help teams gain experience and learn as they prepare for their official regular season. Well, last night, we learned a lot. Did I ever think we would do so in a loss to Indianapolis? HECK … Continue reading

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