Oh my!!!

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madtownvol

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I don't know if it's just my eyes playin tricks on me or what but I can see Pat in Harper. Her voice, her demeanor, facial features......... I just want her to succeed and bring back our Lady VOLS program to where it should be!!!
It is a very obvious and uncanny resemblance.

Let's break it down. First they have a similar rural Tennessee accent but beyond that I think we are seeing something common among women of KJH's generation.

KJH, like other 20 something women in the 1990's, did not have a lot of clear role models and mentors who were strong women leaders.

In CPS, then KJ probably had her first truly powerful, in charge, executive leader type mentor. So, she made CPS her role model and probably engaged in a lot of conscious and unconscious rehearsal of how CPS carried herself. After a while, the rehearsals become routine and suddenly CPS is incorporated into KJH's persona.

I am not saying she is trying to be Pat but that Pat provided her the model of how to be an in-charge female leader.

All in all, I think it is pretty cool. If you are going to emulate anyone, you can't do any better than CPS.
 
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It is a very obvious and uncanny resemblance.

Let's break it down. First they have a similar rural Tennessee accent but beyond that I think we are seeing something common among women of KJH's generation.

In Pat Summitt, KJH probably saw he first truly powerful, in charge, executive leader type role model. So, she made CPS her role model and probably engaged in a lot of conscious and unconscious rehearsal of CPS carried herself. After a while the rehearsals become routine and suddenly CPS is incorporated into KJH's persona.

I am not saying she is trying to be Pat but that Pat provided her the model of how to be an in-charge female leader.

All in all, I think it is pretty cool. If you are going to emulate anyone, you can't do any better than CPS.
Good comments, madtownvol. My oh My, I hope she becomes a modern day version of Pat Summitt, just as Nick Saban is a modern day version of Bear Bryant.
 
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I don't know if it's just my eyes playin tricks on me or what but I can see Pat in Harper. Her voice, her demeanor, facial features......... I just want her to succeed and bring back our Lady VOLS program to where it should be!!!
My wife and I were watching an interview with Kelli and the first thing my wife said is that "she sounds like Pat and asked me if she was related."
 
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I don't know if it's just my eyes playin tricks on me or what but I can see Pat in Harper. Her voice, her demeanor, facial features......... I just want her to succeed and bring back our Lady VOLS program to where it should be!!!

Not just you because she’s always reminded me of Coach Summit. Voice, demeanor and features.
 
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Not just you because she’s always reminded me of Coach Summit. Voice, demeanor and features.
While it’s not uncommon for folks from the same region in Tennessee to have the same accent and even some of the same mannerisms, it really IS uncanny how closely Kellie and Pat resemble in voice and mannerisms. It’s NOT something that Kellie has put on, either, but simply that unmistakable Middle Tennessee accent and the confident body movements of someone who had strong, proud Tennesseans for parents.

Kellie isn’t Pat, even if she sounds and (occasionally) reminds us of her in her manner.... but, by GAWD, Kellie is smart enough and driven enough and Tennessee-PROUD enough to make for damn sure that she leads this program with all the best guidance she’s learned from ALL the wise mentors she’s had in her life, beginning with her beloved dad, her first coach.
 

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