Attendance is also very important not only to our players on the field - but to visiting recruits. Get to the game - and bring 20 friends.
You've all asked about summer workouts and the new freshmen. I got a call from one of them this week - John Gioffre from Cinco Ranch. I asked him a little about summer workouts and he said they were "tougher than he could have ever imagined." He said the warmups alone were "a killer". But he also said everyone is in great shape and that all the freshmen have started to turn the corner a little bit on the workouts - going from "survival" to making good strides. He said he's currently around 295 and so is freshman Defensive Tackle Mike Smith.
Rice will host its last Mini Camp of the summer next Thursday July 17th at Rice Stadium. The Owls are expecting a big group and are eagerly awaiting the attendance and participation of some prime targets.
In belated fashion, we welcome new Assistant Athletics Director for Football Operations Jerry Pickle to the staff. Pickle has over 20 years experience in football operations, including the last 13 at Baylor.
Welcome Jerry, wife Julie, and sons Matthew and Jonathan to the Rice family.
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