Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Heart of a Champion
On the Vol Network's DVD, "This is Tennessee," there is an excerpt from one of Coach Fulmer's pregame speeches where he says:
"It isn't a sin to get blocked. It isn't a sin to get blocked, but it is a sin to stay blocked."
Rick Clausen gave that maxim a new spin Monday night against LSU. It isn't a sin to lose your starting role to an overhyped QB. However, it is a sin not to use your God-given abilities when the chance to regain your position at the head of table presents itself.
For Rick and rest of the boys who wore the Big Orange with pride in Baton Rouge on Monday night, I raise my glass. You gave your all for Tennessee tonight. Now rest up and get your heads on straight for a very beatable Ole Miss team early Saturday. I'll be there (Z11, 13th row).
Congrats, guys. Knoxville will be a much happier place this week after your efforts.