Tuberville: We don't know how to finish

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After five practices, Tommy Tuberville says, “You’ve got to earn the right to play — play in the Big 12 and lay it on the line for four quarters, and right now we’d probably make it through a half if we’re lucky. It’s not everybody. A few guys, they’re ready to go, but the intensity has to continue for four quarters and an entire practice.”

Tubs doesn’t believe his team understand the 2010 team motto, “Finish.”

“We’re working mentally right now on trying to make it through a practice. We make it about halfway through, and then we start losing our concentration. We’ve got too many guys that, when they get tired, they don’t know how to finish.’’

 “If you’re going to win championships, you’ve got to be ready to go for the duration, and so that’s what we’re trying to get from these guys. We can go out and probably win some games with the effort we’re giving right now, but that’s not what we want to do. We want to win it all. We want to win every game.”