Maybe 30 minutes after officially starting the job, Ron McKeefery led his first workout with Tennessee.
So much for settling in.
UT’s new strength coach apparently hasn’t slowed down since, and in his first meeting with the media on Thursday morning, McKeefery rattled off an impressive list of accomplishments for the Vols in just about eight weeks since he took over.
“Since I’ve been here, these guys have made huge strides,” McKeefery said. “We’ve increased our bench press by 25 pounds a guy, our squats are 40 or 50 pounds in increases, we’ve got significantly faster -- we’ve doubled our speed in the areas that we wanted to improve.
“We’ve made some huge strides, but we’ve got a long way to go still. I’m looking forward to keeping the training going through spring ball and obviously into the summer.”
More details later online and in Friday's News Sentinel.