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Video: Here's how Baylor starts every practice with their signature tempo

For the past six or seven years, players at Baylor have approached the hill leading up to the practice field in a very particular way: once their feet go from the cement to the grass, they hit a whole new gear and the tempo is set right off the bat.

"The hill is saying this; when your feet touch the grass, whatever happened to you prior to arriving at practice, you need to go ahead and park that." head of athletic performance Kaz Kazadi explained.

"Physically, it's a display of 'I'm here, I'm ready to perform, and I'm ready to practice and my mind is on what we need to do these next few hours.'"

Even coach Briles has totally bought into the approach, holding himself to the same standard before practice everyday.

This is something that you could easily do at your program to set the proper tone before practice even starts.

Photo: You've never seen anything like this high school fan day

This is what fan day looks like at Hoover HS (AL).

The program, widely known for their on the field success and feature on MTV's reality show Two-A-Days years ago, boasts 261 players and 23 coaches at the high school level.

A team that big, with a following like Hoover's has to take their fan day to a local mall just to house the players, coaches, cheerleaders, dance team, pep band, and have enough room for all of the fans, parents and alumni that come to show their support.

The Bucs, who have won 30 straight games and are ranked 3rd nationally by MaxPreps, open up with Central Miami HS (FL), who rank 15th nationally, in the most anticipated high school game of week one in the country. That could certainly explain some of the excitement and fanfare pictured.

(H/T MaxPreps

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Fresno State has added chrome helmets, new unis, and special "Navy Night" threads

On October 3rd, against San Diego State, Fresno State will be taking the field in their new "Night in Navy" uniforms (navy tops and bottoms) and a brand new chrome helmet.

The aim with the new look is to duplicate the excitement in the air that the Valley had during last season's black out game when the entire fan base in attendance wore black. This season they'll be doing the same, but wearing navy instead.

In addition to the chrome and navy look, the program has updated their red and white uniform combinations, which have gone largely unchanged since 2011. Gray pants have also been introduced.

These new additions are all pretty sharp looking.

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