Camp Kiffin starts off with hard days work
Nick Stephens and Lane Kiffin
Nick Stephens and Lane Kiffin
Senior Writer InsideTennessee
Posted Aug 4, 2009


Work is work, some harder than others and some most definitely different from others. A new era of Tennessee Volunteer Football began here today as Lane Kiffin led his team into the first day of fall camp, a sign that a new season is on the horizon. Go inside this FREE READ to get our take on Fall Camp Day 1 at Rocky Top.

Work is work, some harder than others and some most definitely different from others.

A new era of Tennessee Volunteer Football began here today as Lane Kiffin led his team into the first day of fall camp, a sign that a new season is on the horizon.

While media and fans only saw the work that the team put on the practice field today, Kiffin admitted his players had been going at it for a while on Tuesday.

“We started very early in meetings with the players,” Kiffin said. “They have definitely worked hard today, we will see how much quality work we got done today after we watch the practice film.”

The players not only attended meetings with coaches, most attended summer school classes before returning to the practice field for the day’s opening practice.

“This isn’t a normal day one,” Kiffin explained. “We put them through more than we would normally do in one day. We got a weeks worth of work in today.”

Kiffin is excited to learn more about his new team.

“There is so much to do,” Kiffin said. “We will be here tonight, meeting with players, watching film, and getting to know these players. There are a lot of young new guys, it’s a very exciting time for our coaching staff and team.”

Teaching was a big part of today’s practice, but an aggressiveness and high intensity was highlighted throughout the workout.

Coach Kiffin out ran a lot of players from drills to drills and there was no walking allowed at anytime.

“I have never seen such an high intensity practice,” one high school coach said. “There is no wasted time and no wasted reps. It’s one of the most organized practices I have ever seen and I have been going to college practices for a long time.”

The team began fall camp day one at 6:30 a.m. going through walk through and blitz calls, something that Kiffin feels will benefit his new team in the long run.

“We got a lot accomplished,” Kiffin said. “Now we have to continue to work hard and get better everyday.”

The three hour practice was pushed indoors due to lightening and a severe thunderstorm that passed through Knoxville.

Practice Wednesday will again be at 2:45 p.m.

Stay tuned to InsideTennessee.com for First Impression Notebooks by Randy Moore and James Bryant. We will also have other feature stories along with photo galleries of Tuesday’s practice.



Related Stories
InsideTennessee Photo Gallery No.1
 -by InsideTennessee.com  Aug 4, 2009
Another set of First Impressions of Day 1
 -by InsideTennessee.com  Aug 5, 2009
Camp Kiffin gets underway at Rocky Top
 -by InsideTennessee.com  Aug 4, 2009

MAGAZINE COVERAGE
Get the 2014 Recruiting Yearbook and a full year of Rocky Top Magazine with an Annual Total Access Pass.
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from InsideTennessee.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
C Lane Kiffin (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Tennessee
[View My HotList]