Preseason practice: How hard is too hard?

 

It is one of the oldest questions in college football: Coaches know that at this time of year it is important to push their teams, mentally and physically, in order to get them ready for the season. At the same time, the coach also wants to get to the first game with a reasonably healthy team.

Push them too hard and the injuries start to mount up. Here are just a few injuries that have already impacted the upcoming season:

**–Darren Evans, RB, Virginia Tech: Evans, who set the school record for rushing by a freshman in 2008, tore an ACL and is out for the season. Virginia Tech opens against Alabama in the Chick-fil-A College Kickoff on Sept. 5 at the Georgia Dome.

**–Isaac Madison, CB, Arkansas: Was projected to be a starter on a defense that desperately needs improvement. Torn ACL. Out for the season.

**–Jaybo Shaw, QB, Georgia Tech: The backup to starter Josh Nesbitt broke a collarbone and will be out for six weeks. He may decide to redshirt.

**–Aaron Corp, QB, Southern Cal: Corp won the job of replacing Mark Sanchez in the spring but cracked a bone in his leg last week. If he doesn’t return to practice soon, it is likely that the Trojans will start a true freshman, Matt Barkley, in their opener against San Jose State on Sept. 5 and their big trip to Ohio State on Sept. 12.

**–Oklahoma State opens with Georgia on Sept. 5 but quarterback Zac Robinson has missed a bunch of practice with a bad hamstring. Robinson is expected to be ready for Georgia but how sharp will he be?

But if coaches don’t push their players hard enough, they don’t have the physical edge necessary to play at the highest level of college football. Georgia’s Mark Richt admitted that he started to back off a little last season when the injuries started to pile up. There is no question that it impacted the team, especially on defense.

“The head coach has to make that call and it is not always an easy one,” said former Tennessee head coach Phillip Fulmer. “Your staff wants to get after it pretty good because they want to see their guys get better. The head coach has to look at how injuries are affecting the entire team and tell his coaches what to do.”

For most of Vince Dooley’s 25 years at Georgia (1964-88) he believed in tough, physical practices in the preseason to set the tone for what was to come. Once the season started, however, Georgia would hit on Tuesdays and then have no contact the rest of the week. Later in his career Dooley would limit contact in practice, especially in the second half of the season.

“The natural reaction when you start getting injuries is to back off,” said Dooley, who won 201 games and six SEC championships at Georgia. “But injuries are part of the game and you can’t back off too much or your team won’t be ready to play. At the same time, you’ve got to get your best players on the field on Saturday. If you don’t, you’re not giving your team the best chance to win.”

So what’s the answer? If you’re a fan, do you have to live with a certain number of injuries, knowing that it is necessary to get your team ready to play? Or should coaches be less demanding in order to limit injuries, especially to key players?

The floor is yours.

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Matt

August 18th, 2009
10:24 am

Tony: There is a fine line drawn when practicing. Practice too hard and players get hurt during practice or workouts. Practice too soft and players get hurt during games or the team gets smashed. It all comes down to year-round conditioning. If players would keep their bodies in shape all year we would not see some of these injuries. Other than that though, injuries will happen. My brother broke his foot warming up for track pratice one day. Most injuries are freak accidents but some can be avoided with good year-round conditioning programs.

Tide Rising

August 18th, 2009
10:25 am

Dooley is an sec legend with 6 sec titles, a national title, and some pretty big wins, the Michigan win, beating the Bear in only his 2nd year at UGA and again in 76 for an sec title. The Texas 10-9 game was a defensive classic. On top of all that he was just a classy guy.

But was the SEC watered down as dawginlex thinks? Yeah. I would have to say so. In the 20 years of the 60s and 70s it was mostly the Bear Bryant show and Dooley also. Auburn and UT spent a lot of time kind of down, Florida was non-existent, LSU was okay but not great.

But looking over the past 20 years if you look at the big 3 in each division you have 4 of them winning national titles and the other 2 having runner up finishes. And you also have teams like Ark and Ole Miss that in some years are extremely competitive. Even the lesser teams nowadays like Carolina, UK, Vandy, MSU, they can all jump up and beat you.

One thing is for sure. With the parity SEC football is a lot more interesting nowadays then it was in the Bear Bryant Vince Dooley era.

PT

August 18th, 2009
10:25 am

Hey M, beating your chest after 1 win in 8 yrs is insane. Tech is and always will be an 7-9 win program. You arent going to get better than that. You will beat UGA every once in a while. Look at UCLA over USC, they poked their chest out and lost the next 3. Face it and quit being so jealous og Georgia

Jethro Boudine

August 18th, 2009
10:25 am

M you shore are a strange dude. You are living off of one win in 8 years and sucking on it like you aint had a teet with any milk in it in a long time. It don’t hurt to lose occassionally. That is an annoyance. What hurts is to never win anything of significance, like a conference championship or a bowl game.. or maybe get in a BCS bowl. What hurts is having to give away tickets to fill up the stadium. What hurts is finishing lower in the polls even when you beat your biggest rival. Shows how much respect your program has and that pollester knew it was a fluke.

You gotta get a grip man. There is more to life than beating UGA especially considering how seldom it happens. This year by the time teck get to the UGA game they will be so beat up it is gonna be ugly and the stadium wil be empty of teck fans by the end of the third quarter. You better stay close to the hole you crawled out of because Miami and NC are gonna start the beatings and UGA will finidh them.

CharlotteGator

August 18th, 2009
10:27 am

Joey,

“I think it’s mostly luck. UGA had terrible luck with injuries last year, Bama and GA Tech to name a couple, had great luck with nearly no injuries. This year UGA is having pretty good luck (knock on wood) to date and the injury bug has hit Tech. Just luck…”

I agree that it sucks and definitely alters seasons, but to put it all on injury bugs and not factor in the depth that teams respond with doesn’t convey the full picture. It’s solely my opinion, but it’s not all just blind luck. Depth definitely plays a role and should kick in at some point. UF had just as many, if not more, season-ending injuries to key positions last year as UGA and responded fairly well to the adversity. Just my 2 cents…

ExecutiveStinger

August 18th, 2009
10:28 am

DawginLex,,,,

If you’re such the respectable dawg that you claim to be, you would know that in this rivalry, it always goes back to the last game. The overall series record means nothing when your time won the year before, which is why Tech fans have had to take the heat many years. Not because of the overall series record, who cares??? That started before we were born! It all goes back to the last game and the last game between the two was won by Paul Johnson and the Yellow Jackets from Georgia Tech, as much as that may turn your stomach. Who cares how “delusional” “m” seems to be? You ought to know how it works. I’m sure you’ve been a little delusional about Tech in your day, especially when UGA won the last game against GT. If you are everything you claim to be, then you know this and shouldn’t be so put off by goofy comments from “m” or any other poster.

Instead, you fit the stereotype of what we love about you dawgies. Ya’ll fight, you wine, you cry, you talk trash, you always fire back with something, unwilling to let Tech fans revel in their 364-day bragging rights like you did the years before this. If you’re such an honorable dawg fan with some much respect for CPJ and Tech, then shut up and let the talk from goofs like “m” commence. You know how it works, and UGA is one win away against GT from starting up the dawg bragging all over again. As a Tech guy, I hope it doesn’t happen, but if it does, I’ll prepare myself to live with it for 364 days.

Grow up.

m

August 18th, 2009
10:31 am

You may have noticed that dawginlex ran like the little fluff dawg he is when he was confronted with evidence contrary to his little whining.

A note to all you whiney fluff dawgs:

Thanks to God and Greyhound…chan gomer gailey is gone forever. There is a new sheriff in town…his name is Paul Johnson….and he is the REAL deal. He is going to eat you fluff dawgs for lunch.

45-42…just the BEGINNING.

Hairofthedawg

August 18th, 2009
10:37 am

Good Piece of writting. It really is a catch 22 situation and a balnce between injuries and preparation I believe.

PT

August 18th, 2009
10:38 am

Charlottegator, come on. Did you lose your starting All SEC left tackle, a first round D Tackle, and 9 in the 2 deep on defense. Then lose your starting right tackle. Not even close.

Jethro Boudine

August 18th, 2009
10:38 am

Mr.Exec Stinger… So insulting the other teams coaches, players, school and fans is ok when you win? Well thanks for the lesson in how this works. Nice try in defending the likes of M, aka, god and greyhound. It is pathetic to see teck fans so desperate to build their self esteem by insulting Dawg fans. Shows a lot of class. But then nerds don’t care about class do they?

m

August 18th, 2009
10:38 am

the 10:31 post is NOT from me.

flogging the bishop, it never gets old!

Doggie Style

August 18th, 2009
10:40 am

OK Dawg Fans. It’s time to let “m” continuously populate this board with his ” 45-42…glad it hurts so bad!!” let him talk all he wants. We need to just let this season take care of itself – at least until the last game. Believe me, if the gnats don’t win that game, all hell should reign down from us on “m” and NEVER let him forget it! Don’t respond to his posts (as much as I know we all would love dosing so).

DawginLex

August 18th, 2009
10:42 am

I haven’t gone anywhere. The only evidence I need is the history of GT football. If the trend continues, GT will lose to UGA 7 out of the next 10 years, will not win the ACC, will not go to the BCS and will continue to be a middle of the road football team playing in a basketball league.

DawginLex

August 18th, 2009
10:44 am

Exec stinger,

Maybe you should scroll up the page and read my 9:44 post to GT que.

Jethro Boudine

August 18th, 2009
10:45 am

M, can’t you find anything interesting to discuss on the teck blog? I didn’t think so. Why are you so desperate for attention from the Dawg fans? My guess is you did not go to tech.. probably any college… don’t have any friends except D&D buddies and your biggest pleasure of the day is switching between Dawg blogs and porn sites. So have your fun. You represent the insect world well.

m

August 18th, 2009
10:45 am

dawginlex,

If you think beating Paul Johnson is the same as beating chan gomer gailey…the you are the stupidest fluff dawg of all time. (By the way, did you like the videos?)

45-42….glad it still hurts so bad.

DawginLex

August 18th, 2009
10:47 am

further evidence:

Obsession with your opponent who you know you will never be able to consistently beat so you appear on their blogs daily because no one cares about the blogs of your own team.

How pitiful it must be.

m

August 18th, 2009
10:48 am

dawginlex,

I’ve learned you need to beat it like it owes you money, it never gets old.

ExecutiveStinger

August 18th, 2009
10:48 am

Jethro…

Hate to say it, but your interest in having class is evident in your name. Jethro Boudine. Bout as classy as it gets.

m

August 18th, 2009
10:59 am

You fluff dawgs are funny….you cry and you cry and your cry….you become imposters and use other folks handles…and then you cry and cry and cry.

It never gets old.

Tech is going to stomp you dawgs this year….mark it down now.

The ACC is going to beat the sec AGAIN this year…mark it down now.

And you dawgs are going to cry and to cry and to cry…some things never change.

45-42…glad it hurts so bad.

macrotech

August 18th, 2009
11:10 am

DawginLex, “now be a good little nerd, go blow up your doll for your date” isn’t this a great example of stereotypical garbage?

wheby

August 18th, 2009
11:11 am

can always tell those who don’t understand contact condition, never was, can’t be……You are better than this Barnhardt

HH

August 18th, 2009
11:11 am

If Richt had a couple of Dooley’s defensive coordinators—Russel being one—for example, maybe he could back off hitting a little, particularly as the season goes on, but with Wonderful Willie, he had better “go for broke” all season. Getting beat by a physically superior team is no disgrace; getting beat by pure incompetence is.

Tech Fan

August 18th, 2009
11:16 am

I am a true Tech fan. But m, Saint Simons, and you other idiots who quote “45-42″ about 50 times every single day needs to give it a break. You make ALL Tech fans look like a bunch of idiots. Give credit where credit is due – we are 1-7 against them. I didn’t see UGA fans talking this same level of trash to UF fans when they won a couple of years ago. Let’s just beat ‘em on the field – when we get a better record against them, THEN run your mouth.

GT4LIFE

August 18th, 2009
11:19 am

Uga fans give us tech fans every year when we lose. Ohh well. i’m sorry your team sucked it up bad in the 3rd quarter and let us score 28 points to your 0. By the way, There is a new coach at Tech. Get used to Tech winning 8-10 games every year. It’s going to happen. By the way I’m 100% sure with the team we have this year that we are going to beat UGA again, not to mention you guys lost 88% of your offense in Stafford, Moreno, and Massaquioa. Sorry guys but I’m enjoying the win over you pups. sucks to lose doesn’t it? THWG 45-42

GT4LIFE

August 18th, 2009
11:21 am

So what they have the overall record but we have the consecutive record against them. To bad they didn’t win last year, because they could have taken that away.

This broken record is gettin' old

August 18th, 2009
11:28 am

m,

Rennie Curran would demolish you for starters. He was the one player on the georgia defense in that woeful second half that still made tackles and lead the team during the game. I’d take one of him in my defensive backfield over three of our sorry linebackers who still couldn’t stop the uga offense pretty much the entire game. For the majority of this past decade (when uga’s best player in the series was Reggie Ball) all you guys have done is whine and whine after every time uga beat tech and now that you guys won for a change, you act more obnoxiously than a seven year old. If there’s any team plus fans that has any room to boast when they finally win. it’s Kentucky vs Tennessee. They haven’t won in 24 seasons! And you guys were whining about 6. Give me a break.

Dooley's Cardiologist

August 18th, 2009
11:29 am

18 Days left….I love every minute of it….

G8R GRAD

August 18th, 2009
11:30 am

Tide rising:

Good post (10:25).
Except for the “Florida was non-existent” part.
Ouch!
;)

CharlotteGator

August 18th, 2009
11:32 am

PT,

I think if you take a look, the losses were pretty significant and comparable..

1. Starting All American TE (Ingram) out for the season: Replaced him w/ an unproven back-up who turned out to be an All-SEC type TE…depth

2. Starting SS out for the season (Munroe)….2nd string SS out for the season (Curtis): Went with the 3rd string SS (Black) who was described as a “recruiting mistake”. Turned out to be All-SEC SS…depth

3. 2nd string MLB (Beal) out for the season. Plugged young guys in at different LB spots throughout the season and now it’s a position of strength on the team.

4. Projected starting OG (Barrie) out for the season.

Then we lost a pretty good WR/RB for some fairly big games in the season.

It’s the past, and I’m not saying it was identical in both cases. My only argument is teams lose key guys all the time and the difference in outcomes a lot of times has to do w/ the replacements behind them and how they perform. The UF secondary was the biggest question mark heading into the season so going to your 3rd string SS and then plugging in a true freshman at corner were huge question marks at the time that ended up working out pretty well. Losing CI on the offense was a gigantic blow in the preseason, losing a starting OL is never good, and like you mentioned, when the 2-deep starts falling, trouble is a huge possibility. I guess this is now my 4 cents…

GT4LIFE

August 18th, 2009
11:33 am

Yep 18 days till Georgia loses to Oklahoma State……

Nachos

August 18th, 2009
11:34 am

Hey bama haters… Enough with the dang Utah-Alabama references. It was a meaningless bowl game and no one cares. Carry on dork chops.

Cuz

August 18th, 2009
11:38 am

Injuries may be part of the game, but I sure hate to see them. Not for how it affects me as a fan, but how it affects the kid injured. First the injury itself, second the feeling of letting down the team. They all want to play. If they did not, they would not be out there in the first place. Here is hoping no more injuries in pre-season for our favorite teams and this Dawg wishes Jaybo a speedy recovery.

gdawginkalamazoo

August 18th, 2009
11:39 am

Hey people Tech won last year and currently hold the smack talk rights until we take them back this year. Unfortunately we can’t dictate how they use them and what they say. I hate the 45-42 mantra they have going but it is their right.

I agree with murfdawg, you play like you practice. Old sayings like that remind me of when I was growing up playing sports. Coaches usually yelled “walk it off” when you got hurt. No matter what the injury may be. I will never forget the day a kid had his leg snapped during a soccer match. Ref came over and told the kid to “get up and walk it off”. “#^%^$%^$%$ you ref I think my f%$#%leg is broken.” Tough to walk those off. Ambulance and a stretcher worked though.

Its a gator world

August 18th, 2009
11:44 am

I have to say that this guy m has psychiatric problems. I’m a dawg hater myself but I don’t obsess over the dawgs. Somebody get this fruitcake some counseling. Either he’s just a young, immature 14 to 17 year old or he is an adult with mental problems.

Its a gator world

August 18th, 2009
11:46 am

Uh oh! Nachos is back! Nachos, has Auburn hired a head coach yet?

Cuz

August 18th, 2009
11:48 am

Funny story zoo. I don’t want it thought that I condone limited contact practices. We saw how that worked last year. But the Coach did have a point in that if anymore linemen went down he would have to suit up the watergirl. You need contact practices, I just hate to see the injuries.

zoo it took me the whole weekend to get acclimated to being back home in the land of heat and humidity. Minnesota is a definate break in weather in the Summer, I just aint going there in the Winter, heck the Fall was worse than our Winter.

Buck Strickland

August 18th, 2009
11:49 am

After the way last season ended for Tech I’m surprised at all of the confidence spewing from North Ave. You beat your biggest rival once in eight tries by three points. You traveled 2 miles to play your bowl game and got embarrassed by LSU.

Meanwhile, UGA went to Orlando and played in a New Years Day bowl. The loss to Tech changed NOTHING about the end of season travel plans for the Dawgs. We were playing in the Cap 1 win or lose. The Dawgs ended a disappointing 10-3 season with a win over Mich. St. The Jackets ended a glorious season at 9-4 with a stomping by LSU.

After the loss this year I was just glad that it didn’t have anything to do with the outcome of our season. At least it’s kept a few nerds occupied with posting the final score on every message board in the southeast. Pretty pathetic.

Kiffin's A Bozo

August 18th, 2009
11:54 am

What do I do to try to minimize injuries during training camp??? I take them to a bowling alley ’cause I know thats as close to “going bowling” as they’re gonna get this year!

MoDawg

August 18th, 2009
12:00 pm

m….proof that all it takes is 3 little points to awaken the idiots. How did your vaunted ACC team do against our middle of the road (last year) SEC team in the Chick-fil-a bowl?

Please see the 7 years prior to 2008 for our version of powderpuff.

Enjoy it while it lasts. 45-42 is not painful, it’s hilarious at this point. I wouldn’t expect you nerds to act like you’ve “been there” before, kind of like being on a date with someone of the opposite sex. It’s kind of hard to expect you to control yourself when you have no point of reference.

GA Tech Insider

August 18th, 2009
12:00 pm

It’s nice to see that some of you are actually deciding to talk about the topic of this blog instead of hurling insults at one another.

It’s no wonder as it almost seems like the Hatfields versus the McCoys at times with the way many of you speak to each other like you’re the ones playing against each other come Saturday afternoons.

Believe it or not, you’re only fans – you aren’t playing a lick of football, boys, so don’t go around acting macho like you’re doing anything special. All you’re doing is sitting behind a keyboard like little boys who aren’t big enough, old enough, or good enough, to get out there and do it yourselves.

Heck, most of you never were big enough, old enough, or good enough, to get out there and do it yourselves in the first place, so here many of you are, trying to use this forum as a poor substitute for your own inadequacies growing up as a child and personal insecurities.

Hurl the insults at me all you want, children, but at the end of the day, all it proves is that I’m a grown man and you’re still spoiled brats who can’t hold logical discussions about sports.

m

August 18th, 2009
12:02 pm

Everyone of you fluff dawgs were talking big about your #1 preseason fluff dawgs last year. All of you and others were talking about how much you were going to stomp TECH.

Well, guess what? You found out the hard way that playing Paul Johnson is not the same as playing chan gomer gailey.

You found out that playing Josh Nesbitt is not the same as playing Reggie Ball.

But you are such a bunch of idiots that you just can’t admit it publicly.

So let me explain to you fluff dawgs.

There is a new sheriff in town…his name is Paul Johnson…his mission is to stomp you sorry fluff dawgs year after year. He WILL accomplish this mission.

And you dawgs will whine and cry and whine and cry and whine and cry….and I will be here to laugh at you.

Thank God and Greyhound that he worst coach in the history of the world is gone forever….even if you fluff dawgs are too stupid to realize it…yet.

45-42….glad it hurts so bad…and it is only the BEGINNING.

ReptilesRule

August 18th, 2009
12:03 pm

You are never going to be able to “avoid” all injuries during camp and it IS a very fine line sometimes on how hard to go. This is where having a great Strength and Conditioning coach to prepare them for the rigors of camp and an alert training staff really comes into play. Obviously, even devoid of serious injury, you don’t want your team beat up and worn out before the season even starts but you don’t want them “soft” and unprepared either. Constant communication between players and trainers and coaches is a must and then it’s “cross your fingers”.

WOW!!!

August 18th, 2009
12:04 pm

M is getting his AZZ handed to him by DawginLex!! Well done DawginLex. Nice beatdown!! UGA owns Tech and that’s why M is such a cry baby because he has a hard time accepting it! Its okay little baby M, Mommy is making you your favorite dinner tonight. Chicken tenders and french fries. YEA!!! You’re a SISSY M!! hahahhahaha!!!

BGloyd

August 18th, 2009
12:06 pm

I do not believe there is a right and wrong way. Just look at the D3 coach at Mount Union. He has 1.5 hrs of practice with no hitting at all and he is in the championship just about every year. Then you can look at Paul Johnson who has his quarterbacks hit in practice yet he has shown he is successful. Injuries happen whether you get hit or not its a part of the game.

AltamahaDawg

August 18th, 2009
12:16 pm

The arguments are getting all mixed up here. UGA practice was a 2 part story last year. Apples and Oranges.

Richt related how he backed off of hitting during the scrimmage in camp last year, and he felt so uneasy he scheduled a new scrimmage, in which they did hit. So in camp, yes, you need to get after it. He backed off, then reconsidered and corrected.

THEN, After the LSU game is when they backed off of live tackling during the week. Different situation. You have 3 LB that can play at SEC level…..you can’t go with 2. Its a no brainer at that part. So was the live tackling the issue by the end of the season OR was was it the aformentioned only 3 LB playing the entire game? Both. And what choice was there? Nobody in this room would have gambled getting your last guy injured during the week.

Hard to believe we will ever see that type of freakish attrition ever again, so hopefully it’s lessons learned that are never needed. And honestly I’m not sure what they ever learned from that. I think sometimes you just recognize where you are and do the best you can. The last time I can remember anything like that was Ray Goff’s next to last year, and he was into his entire 3rd string DL by mid season. They held up till about mid-3rd quarter, and then the opponents just ran at will.

Gen Neyland

August 18th, 2009
12:18 pm

Cuz : I saw snow falling from the sky in late summer in MSP. As a suth’ner, I thought we were seeing fallout from a Ruskie nuke attack on Fargo…

Zoo : We had a coach in high school that told a teammate to tape up a broken leg and get back in.

m : If you want, change your tag to M. That’ll confuse her.

All in all, if you practice soft, you play soft. Yeah, gotta go full bore when coaches call for full bore. Somebody want to remind me how Coutu go hurt before the UT game 2007, or was it 2006..?

Tide Rising

August 18th, 2009
12:21 pm

G8R GRAD,

Sorry man, I didn’t mean to diss the gators. I was just trying to make the point that back in the 60s and 70s the SEC really wasn’t very deep and that several programs Florida in particular really just weren’t very good back then. Different story nowadays of course.

I think in the 80s the conference really started to develop a lot of good teams. Florida started to really develop a decent program in the 80s, Auburn was dominant under Pat Dye, LSU was good in the 80s. Bama and Georgia were both good.

And then when we went to the 2 division format in the early 90s we went to usually having 6 really good teams almost every year. Auburn and UT are in transition right now of course but I suspect that when they get back up again we’ll be right back to having 6 very prominent programs that can all put together a national title run in any given year. And even then there will be programs like Ole Miss and Ark that can still have 9 win seasons on a regular basis and teams like UK and South Carolina that can put together 7-8 game winning seasons.

BIGBOY

August 18th, 2009
12:23 pm

CharlotteGator you Gator fans like to keep sprouting that non sense about depth and Fla had worse injuries than UGA etc.Well prove it…what all conference,all american caliber players you had that missed the entire season?None..you love to talk about depth as if that is some new concept just discovered by Urban Meyer or something…let you in on a little secret…that spiel has been around since the days of Red Grange!Okay?Nobody needs to keep hearing the 3rd grade logic about depth..Fla has had injuries true..none to players considered the very best on the team…UGA lost 5 of their top 10 last year for the ENTIRE season,19 players all together missed the bulk of the season and we still won 10 games.FLA didn’t lose ANYBODY the caliber of Owens or Sturdivant and nowhere near 19 players in total..so UNTILL FLA goes thru the same situation and produce 10 wins shut up!!IN 07 the Gators cry about how they played all these freshman blah,blah,blah that’s why they won 8 games…. whatever… I say what UGA went thru in 08 to be a much worse situation.You will find out this year just how much those players meant to the team while they are kicking your ASS on the field OCT 31.

Tide Rising

August 18th, 2009
12:25 pm

General,

Agreed. Everybody’s got to raise their game through practice. Take me for example. I’ve been getting pumped up and ready for football everyday by either stiffarming the mail lady or tackling the ups guy when they come round. They must be awfully sore by now but at least I’m now primed and ready for September 5th.