“Of our four freshmen and six returning players, we felt the odds were that at least two would leave,” Warlick says. But no one was budging. “I never considered it,” says Carter, who committed as a high school sophomore. “When I found out about Coach Summitt, my dad said something that really stuck with me: ‘Either you bleed orange and white or you don’t.’ ” The upperclassmen felt the same way. “This is where I play,” says Meighan Simmons, the Vols’ top returning scorer at 11.1 points per game.
[Source: ESPN (“Same Heart, Same Pride, Same Fight”)]