This summer, however, we also have something a little different out on the field with us.
It's a red flag. It's there with us every day and it symbolizes the red flag the pirates used on their ships, the meaning behind it being, 'Never surrender'.
When we're done with our conditioning for the day, we run a lap around Rogers Field and either a senior or a captain will be at the front of the line, running with that red flag in hand.
This is a very important summer for Cougar football.
Everyone here knows that, and everyone is working hard to be back on top of the Pac-10.
I will of course be focusing more on the offense and Mkristo will be keeping you up to date with the defensive side of the ball.
We're now a week and a half into summer workouts and just completed our first full circuit workout earlier this week -- circuit meaning you go station to station, do that exercise or drill, and move onto the next one.
We spend plenty of days each week that are "football days", where we get in our running and lifting. We schedule a day off where we can let our bodies rest and heal up, but most guys are coming in to do some cardio training on their rest day anyway.
If you have any questions for me, just go ahead and post them on the Cougfan.com message boards and I'll do my best to answer them.