Tennessee avoided what would have been it’s first 8-loss season. The Vols also avoided a first-ever winless SEC season. But that is not the real story of this game. Read More…
Stymied by two big LSU Tiger plays in the first half, the Vols were then pummeled into submission in the second half. It was perhaps the most physical beat-down the Vols have ever suffered in the long history of Neyland Stadium.
The key to success can be elusive. To find it sometimes requires persistence and a fundamental belief.
It has been written, and some believe, that the basic nature of every human being is goodness. The basic goodness of human nature.
It could be postulated that at the high level of SEC football (which we all lovingly refer to as the best in the nation), there is a good football player at the core of every squad member.
Sometimes, coaching isn’t needed to let that quality manifest itself – the great ones just are able to show it almost spontaneously. They are that good.
But some need a mentor to strip away all of the layers covering that innate quality, all of those layers that keep a young man from achieving his potential, even if it is for only one day. For some it’s belief, confidence, and loyality from a coach that coaxes it out. For some, its tough love; maybe even ruling with fear.
And for others, it never happens. A college career goes by, never finding their song to sing. Every songsheet handed to these unfortunate kids seems to be in the wrong key. Read More…