All things being equal, strength and conditioning will be the determining factor in the most intense and hard fought games. Years ago a close friend of mine who played for UT under Coach Johnny Majors would always tell stories of how Pat had her players running up the hill repeatedly. I remember hearing stories of lady vols running Neyland stadium's infamous gate 10. In 1986 Jody Conradt's Texas team ran teams out of the gym on the back crushing 400m track workout she had them doing during that season. Strength and conditioning is what separates good teams from great teams, and great team from elite teams who win multiple championships. During Coach Warlick tenure I've always suspected that a possible dip in S&C help lead to the demise of the program. I don't believe that any top 25 program have suffered more injuries to key players than the Lady Vols program during her tenure as HC. Such a rash of injuries are usually due to a structural flaws in the teaching technique whether in the gym or the weight room. When you stress the body beyond its current strength levels injury occurs. I don't believe we are a particularly strong team when compared to the elite teams across the country.
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