Local Volunteer fan Trish Nabers decided she was tired of "all the negativity" around the Tennessee football team.
Determined to help shed the negative comments, Nabers invited several friends and one of her daughters to help repaint the rock on the University of Tennessee campus. Armed with boxes of white, black, and orange spray-paint cans the group gathered on Wednesday afternoon to share a positive message for the players and coaches.
In a little over one and one-half hours the group had covered the negative comments and replaced it with, "We believe in our players and coaches, Vol for Life."
Patti Smith, who earned both of her degrees from UT said she just wanted to help the effort. Lindsay Serfass, who was a UT cheerleader from 2001-2005, joined the group along with Nabers and her daughter Jerrin Nabers. Neither Nabers nor her daughter attended UT noting they were just big fans and supporters.
"I'm tired of all the negativity, we love and support our players and coaches," Nabers said.
Several players including Zach Fulton, Dontavis Sapp and Justin Hunter happened by while the painting was happening and seemed pleased, giving Nabers a hug before moving along. Nabers said, "I hope they will leave the positive message til Saturday."