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    Summer for Football Players

    What is summer like for the football players? Are many of the two-deep-type players still in Ames? Can they use the indoor practice facility for drills? Are there organized meetings to review film, learn the playbook, build team identity, etc.? Are they all on their own to improve their understanding of the playbook?



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    Re: Summer for Football Players

    Yes to all of them

    I saw Irving, Omoile, and other football players eating today to confirm this.

    My guess is they can still workout and do drills but the coaches can't be there..atleast Rhodes anyway.


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    Re: Summer for Football Players

    Quote Originally Posted by IHavNoCyCash View Post
    Yes to all of them

    I saw Irving, Omoile, and other football players eating today to confirm this.

    My guess is they can still workout and do drills but the coaches can't be there..atleast Rhodes anyway.
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    Re: Summer for Football Players

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    Re: Summer for Football Players

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    Re: Summer for Football Players

    Most take a summer class or two, incoming freshmen will join later this summer and they will also take a class or two to get a feel for college-level coursework before fall.

    Almost all of the team, including walk-ons and practice squad guys, will stay all summer so they don't fall behind in weights and to show the coaches that they are just as dedicated as the scholarship guys. They have lifting and running sessions and I think each position group organizes their own drill sessions. Pretty sure they run a lot of 7v7 also. I think only the strength staff & athletic training staff are really allowed to supervise the workouts.

    And yes...they review film & study plays. I think in the spring the coaches make up films for players to study over the summer, things to work on, what to expect vs X team, etc.



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    Re: Summer for Football Players

    Fair question, but the answer seems kind of obvious. Not gonna judge on this one. I'm judged for my call me maybe thread from last week.


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    Re: Summer for Football Players

    Quote Originally Posted by clone2011 View Post
    Most take a summer class or two, incoming freshmen will join later this summer and they will also take a class or two to get a feel for college-level coursework before fall.

    Almost all of the team, including walk-ons and practice squad guys, will stay all summer so they don't fall behind in weights and to show the coaches that they are just as dedicated as the scholarship guys. They have lifting and running sessions and I think each position group organizes their own drill sessions. Pretty sure they run a lot of 7v7 also. I think only the strength staff & athletic training staff are really allowed to supervise the workouts.

    And yes...they review film & study plays. I think in the spring the coaches make up films for players to study over the summer, things to work on, what to expect vs X team, etc.


    So who manages the 7 on 7's? Upperclassmen? It seems like it would be difficult for newcomers like Jantz last year to step up and lead guys who have been there for 3 years.

    Are former players allowed to be there and give guidance? It seems like it would be easy for current players to slip into bad habits at practice (not pushing hard, making soft cuts on routes, etc.) unless there is someone holding them accountable. If the players can do it for each other, that is great, but that seems like a lot to expect from most of them.



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    Re: Summer for Football Players

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    So who manages the 7 on 7's? Upperclassmen? It seems like it would be difficult for newcomers like Jantz last year to step up and lead guys who have been there for 3 years.

    Are former players allowed to be there and give guidance? It seems like it would be easy for current players to slip into bad habits at practice (not pushing hard, making soft cuts on routes, etc.) unless there is someone holding them accountable. If the players can do it for each other, that is great, but that seems like a lot to expect from most of them.
    Scholarship players want to be Proffesionals, and walk ons want to be starters, there's your motivation.


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    Re: Summer for Football Players

    ^^And strength staff is allowed to attend, I think. I'd bet that Yancy & Co. can tell when someone isn't giving 100% effort and that they're not afraid to let them know about it.



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    Re: Summer for Football Players

    Do the scholarships pay for housing over the summer, too? I feel like getting summer jobs could be a potential NCAA violation minefield.



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    Re: Summer for Football Players

    Quote Originally Posted by clone2011 View Post
    ^^And strength staff is allowed to attend, I think. I'd bet that Yancy & Co. can tell when someone isn't giving 100% effort and that they're not afraid to let them know about it.
    I was gonna say that, but decided not to


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    Re: Summer for Football Players

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    Do the scholarships pay for housing over the summer, too? I feel like getting summer jobs could be a potential NCAA violation minefield.
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    Re: Summer for Football Players

    Quote Originally Posted by Sloup View Post
    Do the scholarships pay for housing over the summer, too? I feel like getting summer jobs could be a potential NCAA violation minefield.
    It is 100% legal for them to get jobs. They are on scholarship no matter what session of school it is. That means they are still getting their meal plans, stipend and get all the perks of scholarship. Obviously that also means they still have to go to study tables and such as well.

    They usually work (some more than others) to help pay for stuff they want to do or to buy a plane ticket home at some point.



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    Re: Summer for Football Players

    Quote Originally Posted by IHavNoCyCash View Post
    Yes to all of them

    I saw Irving, Omoile, and other football players eating today to confirm this.

    My guess is they can still workout and do drills but the coaches can't be there..atleast Rhodes anyway.
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