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Old 06-28-2016, 02:49 PM   #1
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I'm enjoying reading what others have been saying about our Vol hero. Post your favorites here.

"She outworked her rivals ... and became a role model to millions of Americans—including our two daughters." —President Obama on Pat Summitt

"Coach @patsummitt was an all time great w/ a brilliant mind, a love of basketball and a deep loyalty to all around her. She will be missed." - Billie Jean King
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Old 06-28-2016, 03:14 PM   #2
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Muffet McGraw tweeted: To Pat, the best role model a woman in coaching could have - she is what we all aspire to be.
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Old 06-28-2016, 03:15 PM   #3
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Another tweet from Muffet: When you were born you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when u die the world cries & you rejoice. #RIPPatSummitt
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Old 06-28-2016, 03:18 PM   #4
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From Sally Jenkins article in the Washington Post this morning.

"For more than two decades, I’ve been asked what Pat Summitt is really like, and failed to answer the question, for the simple reason that most words aren’t large enough to capture her. Paltry one-dimensional terms can’t describe the roiling, sparkling ocean of a person that Pat was."
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My high regard for Muffet McGraw has only increased after her beautiful tribute to Coach Summitt.
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Dickie V on Mike and Mike this morning talking about Pat

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Holdsclaw on the phone with SEC Network this morning was terrific. Unfortunately this is cut short.

Emotional Holdsclaw recounts Summitt's impact
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I'm enjoying reading what others have been saying about our Vol hero. Post your favorites here.

"She outworked her rivals ... and became a role model to millions of Americans—including our two daughters." —President Obama on Pat Summitt

"Coach @patsummitt was an all time great w/ a brilliant mind, a love of basketball and a deep loyalty to all around her. She will be missed." - Billie Jean King
Thank you Salute. Stickied the thread. There is so much out there, love being able to see it all in one place as people add to it.
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SHAQ*

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Rest In Heaven Coach Pat Summitt.#Legendpic.twitter.com/imqA1k80qB

9:30 AM - 28 Jun 2016
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**Emmitt Smith

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Saddened by the news of the passing of legendary SEC women's basketball coach Pat Summitt. Rip sweet angel!!!
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Phillip Fulmer: Pat took the job here at UT when she was 22 years old. Ten years later she lead the Olympic team to a gold medal. Amazing.
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/sport...125_story.html

50 former players made their way across the country to be with her. Wow.

This article, and Pat's letter at the end, will touch you.
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A couple of tweets from Mia Hamm.

Mia Hamm ‏@MiaHamm 9h9 hours ago
Thank you Pat for teaching me to be fearless with grace and humility. Thank you for being a mentor to so many.

Mia Hamm ‏@MiaHamm 9h9 hours ago
Thank you Pat Summit for all you have done to inspire women to be their best self. This generation of women are forever changed b/c of you.
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A former Tennessee men’s basketball player took to Facebook on Tuesday morning to share a great story about former Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt...Brian Williams, a 6-foot-10 center from Bronx, N.Y., who played at Tennessee for Coach Bruce Pearl from 2007-2011, said one day Summitt got so fed up during a men’s practice she was watching that she took control of it.

“We was goofing around and Pat was watching,” Williams wrote. “She got fed up and threw the ball, and everyone stopped. She said, ‘Run sprints, and run them fast.’”

Tennessee’s players then looked at Pearl as if to suggest, "Is she serious?" “He looked back at us and walked away and sat down, and Pat ran the rest of practice,” Williams said. “I remember I threw up twice that day.”
That time Lady Vols legend Pat Summitt took over a Tennessee Vols' men's basketball practice
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