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Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley gave the News Sentinel a tour of the new football training facility Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Dooley started the tour in the current indoor facility which opened in 1989. The new facility is connected to the south end of the current facility and when opened and occupied by football the north and east sides will be renovated to accommodate others sports programs currently housed in the Stokley Athletic Center. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley gave the News Sentinel a tour of the new football training facility Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Dooley started the tour in the current indoor facility which opened in 1989. The new facility is connected to the south end of the current facility and when opened and occupied by football the north and east sides will be renovated to accommodate others sports programs currently housed in the Stokley Athletic Center. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)

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  • Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley gave the News Sentinel a tour of the new football training facility Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Dooley started the tour in the current indoor facility which opened in 1989. The new facility is connected to the south end of the current facility and when opened and occupied by football the north and east sides will be renovated to accommodate others sports programs currently housed in the Stokley Athletic Center. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Artist rendering of the new Tennessee football facility viewed from the southeast corner on Lake Loudoun Blvd.
  • Exterior of the Football Training Center which joins with the Brenda Lawson Athletic Center and Neyland-Thompson Sports Center. Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley gave the News Sentinel a tour of the new weight room facility Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012.  (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley explains the entrance recruits will use when they visit the facility. Dooley was giving a tour of the new football weight room facility to the News Sentinel Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Dooley said the Football Training Center will join with the Brenda Lawson Athletic Center and Neyland-Thompson Sports Center and also include an updated football hall of fame area.   (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • The  22,000-square foot, multi-level weight room area of the new football training facility at UT. Head football coach Derek Dooley gave the News Sentinel a tour of the new facility Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Dooley said the construction should be completed by the summer of 2012. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley, center, stands in his office in the state-of-the-art Football Training Center. Dooley says it will be one of the most modern and functional buildings of its kind in the SEC when completed in Summer 2012.   (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley stands in his office in the state-of-the-art Football Training Center which will be one of the most modern and functional buildings of its kind in the SEC when completed. Dooley gave a tour of the facility to the News Sentinel Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Dooley said the project is scheduled for completion in Summer 2012.   (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Dooley is very proud of his new 'crows nest' on the roof of the new football training facility where he can view the entire Haslam training field or have practices video taped. Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley gave the News Sentinel a tour of the new weight room facility Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012.  (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley gave the News Sentinel a tour of the new state-of-the-art multi-level football training center Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Dooley said the project which cost over $45 million is scheduled for completion in Summer 2012. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley gives the News Sentinel a tour of the new weight room facility Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. This is the shower area of the locker rooms which includes, roomy, custom-built and ventilated lockers with electrical outlets for charging portable devices like cellphones, iPods and laptops.   (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley gives the News Sentinel a tour of the new weight room facility Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Dooley said the construction for McKenzie Lawson Athletic Center Addition is expected to be completed before next season begins. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • The new football training facility includes this large player's lounge where they can relax or study without leaving the facility. The Haslam practice field is just outside the windows of the lounge. The 145,000-square foot building includes an amphitheater-style team room, coaches offices, position meeting rooms, a dining hall, a 7,000-square foot locker room, a 22,000-square foot, multi-level weight room as well as a new training room and hydrotherapy area. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL)
  • Artist rendering of the new Tennessee football facility viewed from the Haslam practice fiend on the west side of the building.

Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley takes the News Sentinel on a tour of the new football training facility currently under construction on campus.

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RomanRoomRegular writes:

Pat, you're one in a million. Thanks for all you did for UT. This is such an understatement, words escape me-such an icon, God bless.

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