KNOXVILLE — For Tennessee football players planning to head to the beach for spring break, receivers Zach Azzanni has good news: Beaches offer plenty of room to run.
As Tennessee wrapped up the spring’s sixth practice session on Thursday, departing players were left with a stern admonition by Azzanni and other coaches: If you don’t make it off the couch during spring break, it will be obvious when practice resumes 10 days from now.
“It’s going to be a test of the maturity of our football team,” said defensive coordinator John Jancek. “If they go on spring break and they continue to work out and train and make that a priority for them, then we know we’ve got something to be excited about. If not, then we’ve got to continue to educate them.”
Azzanni said he was training his young players on being “pros” for whom a 10-day break without worrying about training or diet is unthinkable.
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