Then, a little after 3:00, BYU Head Coach Bronco Mendenhall and his staff called the team together to inform them of a little change of plans.
Coach Mendenhall told the team that they had progressed very well through fall camp, and that today's practice would be nothing more than a bus trip up Provo Canyon and a leisurely float down the Provo River.
Perhaps it was a reward his team for a job well done. Maybe it was a way to clearly delineate the end of fall camp and the beginning of the regular season. Whatever the motivation behind the impromptu river trip, Coach Mendenhall and his staff certainly endeared themselves to the hearts of their players to the coaching staff.