To compete at the high level of intensity is a good way to describe the University of Tennessee's first summer camp under the guidance of new Head Football Coach Lane Kiffin.
"Everything we do is about competing at the highest level," Coach Frank Wilson told the group of over 170 offensive and defensive linemen. "We will end the camp with our competition to see who the fastest camper is."
Coach Kiffin agreed with his wide receiver coach, about the goal and purpose of bring competition to the forefront of his camps.
"Competing at a high level of intensity is what Tennessee Football is all about," Kiffin said after the eight hour camp. "These young men got coached and pushed just like they were a Tennessee Volunteer today. They got coached by some of the best coaches in the business, those who know how to bring the best out in the young men."
Whether it was one on one's with the offensive linemen going against the defensive linemen in non contact drills or competing against each other in certain drills, one thing was obvious, everything was full speed with a high degree of intensity.
"We don't walk around on this field at the University of Tennessee," Ed Orgeron was heard encouraging campers. "We go full speed, we demand your best at all times."
"We have a lot of states represented here today," Kiffin said. "I'm very excited about the turnout, especially with some schools still being in session. It's still very early in the summer process. To get this type of turnout is a credit to my coaching staff and their dedication and hard work."
Stay tuned to InsideTennessee.com for complete analysis of the defensive line and our thoughts Day one of Camp Kiffin.