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Three Quick Hits from Friday's Practice


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Titans just wrapped up practice on Friday at Saint Thomas Sports Park.

On Sunday, the team will face the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Three quick hits after today's practice:


Spain to start**

The last time the Titans played the Colts, Titans left guard Quinton Spain suffered a knee injury, and left the field at Nissan Stadium on a cart.

At the time, Spain feared his season might be over.

"You always think the worst,'' Spain said. "There was a lot of pain, and I appreciate so much everyone coming up and telling me they're praying for me. Much respect."

Spain returned last week against the Packers after missing two games but he played just three snaps. On Friday, Titans coach Mike Mularkey said the plan is for Spain to start against the Colts.

Brian Schwenke started in place of Spain the previous two weeks.

"(Quinton is) bigger, a little bit stronger,'' Mularkey said. "There's not a ton of difference. I mean, I haven't probably done a good job of giving (Brian) Schwenke credit for the job he did. He did an unbelievable job. He stepped in there and (helped) us not miss anything, but Quinton (Spain) gives a little more girth in there. An injury's not going to take someone's job that started, but we know we can go with Schwenke if we have to."

Spain, who started the first seven games of the season, said he's feeling better.

"I am just happy to be back out there with the team,'' Spain said. "I just want to do what I can to help us keep winning. Every day I have to come in and bring my A-game. Nothing is guaranteed."


Kool & the Gang**

The Titans – young and old – probably have the words to Kool & the Gang's "Celebration" memorized by now.

The song can oftentimes be heard on the speakers on the practice field at Saint Thomas Sports Park. The Titans also play it after wins. Coincidentally, it's also the song played on the Kona Ice truck when it stops by practice.

"That's just a song we like," Mularkey said Friday. "That's just a song that's kind of fun for the team. They like it. Kona Ice was playing it the first time Kona Ice showed up, which was, I thought, a little ironic because we already liked the song. So when they showed up, we just thought it was a little mysterious that that song would be blaring off their truck when we already like it as a team. It's just a good song."

"Celebration" was released in 1980. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on February 7, 1981.

Mularkey was a student at the University of Florida back then.

So, did he ever dance to it?

"I'm sure I did at some point,'' he said with a smile. "If we keep going, I may do it again here."


Every player practiced on Friday for the Titans and will be available for Sunday's game.

"Everybody's full,'' Mularkey said. "No limitations on anybody." looks back at the all-time series with the Indianapolis Colts. (AP Photos)

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