Great article. Kellie Harper is the best... This is Tennessee. In her mind, failure is not an option. Can’t be an option. Kellie Harper also said, I’m a huge believer in you can work really hard and have fun. I learned that at Tennessee.”
I was watching Kellie play since she was in high school at White County. Loved it when she went to play for Pat. I was so hoping she would get the coaching job when it came open. I think she will get the program back where it needs to be.
I think everyone of us that post love Kellie and long for her to succeed in returning the Lady Vols to great heights. Maybe this is the year. She has been outstanding getting the best from her players. Hope recruiting can become elite again.
This was a very well written piece! I was pulling for Kellie to be hired when we were looking for a new coach. At least with a 16-1 record, the NegaKellie's have somewhat quieted down. I guess the old adage that you can never please everyone still holds true.
Key, after 10 points, mentions the chip on all the Vol shoulders. “We’ll do whatever we need to do to get back to that. I feel like pressure is a privilege, especially at Tennessee. I think a lot of people doubt us. Actually I know that a lot of people doubt us. Honestly that’s OK. They’re going to have to realize who we are. We know we are and that’s all that matters to us.”
Referring to Pat: She’d probably tell me, `you’ve got to keep working.’ Very blunt, this is how it has to be.”
Kellie knows the task before her and what it takes to get there. She lived it and learned from the best. She’s tougher and more determined than she probably gets credit for.