The bye week was spent preparing for our next challenge, Northern Illinois. This will be a huge test but one that this team is ready to take. The bye week came to a conclusion with a grueling mental and physical workout that involved a number of stations with varying strength and conditioning activities. Following the workout we were informed that we had earned the weekend off for our efforts at practice that week. Most players took the opportunity to get home, see family and friends and relax mentally and physically.
Monday was used as a bonus day to work a few extra situations and get some extra work on our game plan for Northern Illinois.
Intense Tuesday was used to rep some specific situations that might occur and strengthen the understanding of the game plan and how we will attack NIU.