In an effort to give his assistants an opportunity to speak in front of the entire team (something not done at all programs), new Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt is empowering his coaches with a chance to send a message to Vols players during team meeting time.
Tyson Helton, who you could argue was the biggest hire for Pruitt because he left his brother’s staff at a surging USC program where he was the quarterbacks and passing game coordinator to make the move to the SEC and get things back on track in Knoxville as the Vols offensive coordinator. Helton was profiled in the latest video from Tennessee football, and his message to the team was simple and it revolved around the importance of the team concept, and how successful teams build confidence.
It’s the latter part of that talk that really got my attention because in it, Helton talks about the importance of stacking little wins.
“Every day of your life, you are building a stack of little wins. So build that stack of little wins this summer. Build that stack of wins every day this fall, because at some point in time we are going to hit a cross roads, we are going to face adversity.”
“People are going to look at us and wonder if it’s the same football team, or is it the University of Tennessee that we all know, stand for, and love.’
“There is a method to our madness. There is trained and untrained, and you will be trained! But also, you will be loved.”
Check out Helton’s full talk in the clip.