Howdy, My Friends,

I wondered how the Fall Practices would work. In the “Good Ole Days” in the Spring and the Fall, coaches would do “Two-A-Days” and say be tough. Reality is that ran kids into the ground. Conditioning suffered, and kids lost strength as well as weight. Even more important was that the Coaches did not have time between practices to study film and to see where/what needed to be addressed either for individual players or for units.

As an example, if your military unit has problems with marksmanship, forced marches do not address the issue, range time and more rounds down range with GOOD SUPERVISION can address that.

You can bet that on Friday, Jeremy and his staff were looking at practice film and working on recruiting. The kids were recovering from Thursday’s first day in Full Pads.

In the “Ole Days”, many coaches did not have their degrees and had their jobs because they were “PLAYERS”. That did not work all the time and very few had master’s degrees. Today many were grad assistants and have masters in areas related to their profession. The Football guys have learned from the Track and Field Guys as well as the military about conditioning and training as a year-round process. Hard Training/Recovery/Hard Training /Recovery is the cycle. In the last half of the 20th Century the Finns won repeated Olympic Marathons. Their guys were on a FOUR-YEAR Training cycle aimed at the Olympics. In the late 1960’s and the 70’s the better NFL teams really started to address off season conditioning and in season player recovery between games. The stats on Thursday Night and Monday Night games where one team had the week before those games off reflect the edge for the “rested” team.

Good Job, Jeremy! I am sure that the film study has shown things to be addressed in the Sunday Scrimmage.

Take care, Everyone, and remember, “IT IS NEARLY FOOTBALL TIME IN TENNESSEE!”

Go Vols!
Bill

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