Saturday the players were up early again for morning lifting sessions, and then they had unit breakdown meetings discussing the playbook and reviewing details and fundamentals from the first two practices on Thursday and Friday. The players were scheduled to be back on the practice field again in the afternoon.
"I know it sounds like this is easy — with no pads — but [the players] we're going hard from the opener (on Thursday)," one observer said. In fact, some players have been seen catching naps in the locker room and around Lasch Building. "A lot of guys are up late studying for upcoming finals, too."
Players have also "needed a reservation" to get time in the hot or cold tubs. "Their bodies are adjusting so there's always some sore muscles and cramps to workout," another observer said. "This is good, though; get the kinks out now."
As another observer said, "There are guys who you can tell are sore, but those same guys are getting better between practices."
As an aside, another tell-tale sign that the squad is focused, including the staff: none of the coaches participated in the annual Letterman's Golf Tournament on Saturday, which is a rarity.
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