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32 hours as a Wolverine

As a fundraising event, Brady Hoke and the staff invited a group of guys to the facility to experience what it would be like to be a Michigan football player for a 32 hours. The money went to a prostate cancer research fund.

The crew got the full experience of running routes, getting coached up by Al Borges and Greg Mattison, and even the opportunity to run out of the tunnel and hit the "Go Blue" banner on the block "M".

Overall, a nice idea to fund important research.

LSU's 2012 Season Trailer

For your viewing pleasure, this morning the football staff at LSU has released the trailer above.

Quality as always.

Summer workouts at Penn State

Summer workouts are underway at Penn State with strength and conditioning coach Craig Fitzgerald and his staff.

In a Q&A with the Patriot-News, Fitz explains their weekly schedule. Mondays are their speed day where they do a lot of NFL combine prep, Tuesdays are interval days, where players have to make the drill in a certain time, Thursdays are a hybrid day working on both speed and conditioning, and Friday the team is split up into 12 groups and they compete with each other through an agility circuit, with the winners at the end of the summer getting a steak dinner.

The clip shows some good drills for resistance work on a hill, as well as in a sand pit.

Rain delays: The difference between football and baseball

Most of us have seen the hilarity that ensues during a college baseball game rain delay. If not, just search for it on YouTube and then sit back and enjoy.

During Oklahoma State's visit to Tulsa this past season, kickoff was delayed over 3 hours and a Saturday night game became an early morning Sunday contest. The game, which was supposed to start at just after 9 pm, actually got started at 12:16 am and finally wrapped up at 3:35 am Sunday morning with an OK State 59-33 victory.

What happened in between, was adversity at it's finest. Get a bunch of guys all jacked up an ready to go, only to have to pull back on the leash and retreat to the locker room.

Gundy and his staff made sure the players spent their down time getting focused however they do best. Many of them chose to put on the head phones, a few chose to educate others on how to use an iPad to play games...and all were kept comfortable with a nice PB&J.

Leadership training with the Navy Seals

Brady Hoke, director of strength and conditioning Aaron Wellman, and the seniors of the Michigan football team took a trip out to California last week aimed at developing leadership skills and helping them grow as men. It is a trip that Hoke and Wellman have been taking since 2006 while together at Ball State.

"To watch the kids grow and see how they treat their teammates and influence their teammates is fun to watch. If they run the locker room, we're going to be OK. If I have to run the locker room, we're going to be in trouble." Hoke said.

The trip's itinerary consisted of leadership classes, a tour of the Rose Bowl, a youth camp completely organized and conducted by the seniors, and of course, training with the Navy SEALS. The full article can be found here and has some great insight from the players on developing leaders as well as a day to day itinerary of what they were up to.

Wellman talked about the trip during an interview with ESPN. Pay attention to his thoughts on how physical and mental conditioning are intertwined.

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