The days start passing by faster once you get accustomed to the schedule. Another week of weights passed with the much waited anticipation of the Saturday morning run. Like every Saturday, we waited for the call in the morning from our coach to see what awaited us. We did an ab workout then he asked us what we wanted to do. As we stood there quietly, everybody's minds screamed the same thing "nothing!". Then he said, "y'all wanna eat? Let's go get some food. get a break!" So, everybody had a much better Saturday for sure.
Just like everyday, we weren't satisfied with that. So, every position group stayed for an extra 30 minutes and did drills without their coaches. Then we finished with a short 7-on-7. The way this team takes ownership is exciting and motivating. We truly have some great leaders on this team, and the younger players never complain, they just listen and take the proper action to become a better player.
Just the other day, after a lift, a few players and I were outside on the field throwing and running routes. A new freshmen from Florida came up to me and humbly asked, "hey man, is there anything that you see that I can do better at? Like, what things am I doing wrong, what am I doing right?" I was grateful that he came to me for the help, but more than anything I was grateful he wanted to get better. A lot of people don't like to hear criticism, but as an athlete you have to learn to take criticism and find a way to get better.
We have a smorgas bord of players just like that. We all watch each other and we know who works hard and who doesn't. It's impelling to every individual to be perfect at what they do.