It may have been the first practice, but the Tennessee football team was already focusing on finishing when the veterans hit Haslam Field on Friday afternoon.
Head Coach Derek Dooley took an example from the Olympic Games currently taking place in London and used it as a source of inspiration for his team.
"The biggest thing that I want to emphasize to them is that this is when you begin to develop habits," Dooley said. "There was a great story on Michael Phelps when he [got caught and] won the silver right at the end there. Bob Costas asked him what happened and he had an amazing answer when he said, 'I wasn't finishing when I was training and it caught up to me in the final.'"
"If you don't train the right way, train to finish and develop that habit, when it gets to crunch time you aren't going to be able to finish it off. That is our starting point right now," Dooley added.
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