February 16, 2008

Mat Drills: One week down, two to go

The first official start of preparations for the 2008 football season kicked off on Monday with the off-season conditioning program, better known as 'mat drills'.

Progress in week one of mats

This past week, the football team completed three sessions of mat drills with a slight change-up to the normal schedule. Instead of hitting the mats in early morning on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the players performed drills Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Completing sessions at 5:45 a.m. on consecutive days is not something the players would like to repeat any time soon.

"It was very difficult going two days in a row," Everette Brown told Warchant.com." Also, on Monday and Wednesday they didn't grade your performance but they did so (on Thursday) coming in back-to-back days it was tougher. That's why Thursday was a big day for leadership and encouraging the (younger) guys."

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