Monday, August 16, 2010

Sleep In Sunday

Sunday saw our first day of camp without a practice and a much needed day of rest. Coach Quinn let us sleep in today, letting us sleep til 8:30 instead of the usual 7:00. We then broke off and met offensively and defensively to breakdown and analyze Saturday’s scrimmage. 

After watching the scrimmage, Coach Quinn took all the seniors for a little time away from football and treated us to a day at Dave and Buster’s. We had a more than filling lunch and headed out into the game room with Coach Quinn and a few other members of the coaching staff. With us all being great competitors, the intensity and competition was high even in these small games. There was pool, bowling, racing games, basketball and many other games that we engaged in competing with teammates and coaches. It was great to get out with my fellow seniors and Coach Quinn outside of football and relax and have some fun. 

The rest of the team attended a media session which discussed the do’s and don’ts when dealing with reporters and being interviewed.  Following that the team went into alumni arena for some down time in the diving pool.  It was interesting to see players overcome their fear of heights or water and also some of the unusual techniques employed off the diving platforms.  As divers we definitely make great football players.

The rest of the evening was spent with a team meeting in which we locked back into ‘camp mode’ in preparation for another two a day on “Mental Monday.”