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'Work your butt off'

'Work your butt off'

Everyone with the ability to speak has distinctive speech patterns – certain inflections, words and phrases they tend to use on a regular basis.

Clearly, Rico McCoy's favorite phrase this spring is "work your butt off." Tennessee's rising senior linebacker scarcely completes a sentence without throwing it in there somewhere. For instance, when asked what new head man Lane Kiffin and his assistants are focusing on this spring, McCoy replied: "It's all about working hard. They're interested in putting the best players on the field, so...

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