Pat Fitzgerald thinks the NCAA is going to kill two-a-days
- Published: Wednesday, 07 September 2011 15:54
- by Administrator
After practice today Coach Fitz spent some time speaking with the local media. Fitz says he wants to look at ways to structure camp better next year to not burn out his guys.
Watch the video below and you definitely get the sense that he thinks the team is "sick and tired of practicing" by the time the first game rolls around and that then impacts how they play.
Fitz does acknowledge that they are undefeated in openers so he probably won't do anything drastic; but...
"Some of it was our passion...you operate on game day the way you create your habits during the week...it's happened every year when you get to that first game and guys are just sick and tired of practicing...it takes us the first half to get to the level of emotion that it needs to be at..."
"We got to play better in the opener...I got a feeling that we're going to get mandated by the NCAA to go to one-a-days anyway...I just anticipate that happening."
Just fyi, the wind kicks up after about the first 1:30 of this video and you can't hear much thereafter.