Everything I'm not…Makes me Everything I am…


I want to apologize to all of my readers for my being away for so long. I’ve had a lot going on but I am back now. I just want to update everybody on what I have been doing for the past month. My luck Sean Whitehas been up and down lately but I am still doing “Better than I deserve!”

As most of you may know, me and my fellow VOLS ended the season with an overtime victory over Kentucky and began our bowl preparations for our game against Virginia Tech in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl. That didn’t turn out so well.

Because of the foot injury that I suffered early into the season, I missed most of the season and had a chance to come back for the bowl practices. Unfortunately, the day after I returned to the practice field, I was injured again, tearing my ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in my left knee. This was a devastating injury and it is making me consider hanging up my cleats and putting my business suit on for good. I stayed around for the bowl practices but did not go to Atlanta for the game. I made the decision to go home and spend the holidays and bring in the New Year with my daughter and the rest of my family.

After the New Year, I returned to Knoxville for surgery on my knee. I am about two weeks out now and I am well ahead of schedule. I have been doing rehab for 3 hours a day with what I believe is the best medical/training staff in the nation.

Classes have now begun and I’m preparing to launch another business.

All is well and I am still doing “BETTER THAN I DESERVE.”

Part III of “My Motivation for Success” to come tomorrow…


January 27, 2010 Posted by | My Life... | , , | 4 Comments

A Lil’ Update on me and the VOLS…



Montario Hardesty

My most recent post told you how my Thanksgiving went so Ill just update you on the team. The Saturday after Thanksgiving we played the Kentucky Wildcats. It was a great game as usual.  It was close the entire game and eventually went into overtime.  

In overtime, they got the ball first and failed to get any points on the board missing a field goal. When we got the ball, a fellow Running Back, Montario Hardesty broke for a 20 yard run to end the game. The Vols continued a streak of 25 straight years with a victory over the Wildcats and Tario got Co-Offensive Player of the Week.  

We finished the regular season at 7-5 hoping to receive a bid to the Cotton or Outback Bowls to continue post-season play. However, both bowls passed on us and today we were informed that we will be playing in the Chick-fil-a Bowl in Atlanta Georgia on December 31, 2009. Although it wont be official for several days, we will be playing against Virginia Tech. This makes for a good matchup and a very interesting game that people have wanted to see for years. Ill be sure to get some video footage of my bowl experience.  

P.S. Yesterday I did my first conditioning since I injured my foot in early September. Yea, it wasn’t fun at all. But Ill be back.

December 1, 2009 Posted by | My Life..., Tennessee Football | , , | Leave a comment