Kiffin pleased with team's mental preparation

What a day a difference can make. If you don't believe it just ask Tennessee Head Football Coach Lane Kiffin. Yesterday the first year coach was disappointed in his team's mental preparation during their workout, today was totally different. Go "Inside" to see what Kiffin had to say about today's effort.

What a day a difference can make.

If you don't believe it just ask Tennessee Head Football Coach Lane Kiffin.

Yesterday the first year coach was disappointed in his team's mental preparation during their workout, today was totally different.

"We had a totally different day of practice today," Kiffin told a group of media. "They did a great job today. They were mentally prepared, doing exactly what we expected them to do."

According to Kiffin, the Vols ran 26 straight plays today without a repeat, something that made the new head coach smile.

"They did a much better job today," Kiffin noted. "They were very sharp and on top of everything. We still have a long ways to go, but game day is almost here."

Kiffin will stay focus on making sure his players stay on an even level.

"It will be an exciting day," Kiffin said. "I got make sure our players stay right, I'm very impressed with our freshmen and how they have handled themselves so far."

According to Kiffin all his players' hard work will pay off, beginning this Saturday.

"This team has a lot of confidence about themselves," Kiffin said. "They are developing a little swagger about them. They have worked extremely hard, not its time to reap the awards of their efforts."

A COUPLE OF PLAYERS QUESTIONABLE FOR SATURDAY'S GAME

Kiffin noted that Gerald Williams and Ben Martin will both be questionable for Saturday's game. Martin has been sick with a fever; Kiffin feels that Williams will be ready on game day.

TWO STARTERS NAMED Art Evans will start at one of the corner positions while Jarrod Shaw will start over Aaron Douglas. Coach Kiffin said both Shaw and Douglas will see action Saturday.

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