The Awesome Inky Johnson Motivational Speech

Sam Greenwood

Tennessee Vol for Life Inky Johnson recently addressed Team 117, telling them what it means to him to be a Vol for Life.

I dare you to watch this and not be changed. Then I dare you to do it again tomorrow and the day after that until it becomes part of you. Because Inky is right, football has a direct correlation to life, and that's one of the many reasons I love it so much. And the failure to understand that is why so many people just don't get how we can become so "obsessed" over a "game."

It's not just a game. It is life compressed, and it can teach players, coaches, and even fans many of the same life lessons on an accelerated schedule.

Show up. Don't quit. Live it. Don't quit. Appreciate it. Don't quit.

Give everything to everything. Press through the struggles and appreciate what they, too, have to contribute to who you become. Become a champion for life. Become a Vol for Life. Be like Inky.

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