Just got settled in at home after a long day. Today was our first practice, and it went pretty well. We were just in helmets today, and it’s tough to play football without shoulder pads, but I think we handled it well.
Coach Long stressed before practice how championship-caliber teams still have great practices even without the pads, and that average teams don’t know how to do so. It’s very important that we can still practice at a high tempo and improve even when we aren’t in full pads.
Today was a big day for media. There was a press conference in the early afternoon, and some video interviews with a few players after practice. Make sure to check out all those videos! I’ll post those at the bottom of the page.
Also, be sure to check out the first of the Meet the Aztecs Q&A’s with freshman defensive end Dan Kottman. You can find that here.
That’s it for tonight. It’s getting late and I’m ready to get to bed soon. Stay tuned tomorrow for the second Q&A post, it will be on freshman defensive lineman Teddy Queen.