Dooley 'disappointed' in Tuesday's practice

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Tennessee suffered from a below-par effort during Tuesday’s practice in the rain according to head coach Derek Dooley, who was disappointed in the Vols’ mentality as they prepare for a trip to No. 17 South Carolina Saturday.

“I always say, the results don’t define who you are,” Dooley said. “But what does define you is your approach to work, what your attitude every day is and what kind of mental energy you bring to your job. So I was disappointed and hopefully we’ll come out a little bit better tomorrow.”

The letdown was a bit of a surprise for the Vols, who have generally had strong efforts at Haslam Field this season.

“We’ve been practicing good all year,” Dooley said. “We haven’t been really up and down in practice for the most part. We’ve been pretty consistent in our work and our approach. Today we weren’t. It’s not the first time a team hasn’t had a good practice, but I hope we respond a little bit better.”

Dooley doesn’t expect the problems to persist, however.

“It’s not allowing it. That’s number one. It’s what I told the team. There are certain values in the organization that will never be compromised. Never. And one of them is how you approach your work every day. The attitude you approach it with, the mental intensity you approach it with and the toughness you approach it with. When that’s not to our standard, it needs to get confronted and talked about.”

Courtesy: Tennessee sports information


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