Friday, December 18, 2009

Back to Work

Even though all of us have been extremely busy all week....players studying and staff packing, planning and checking in new was back to the practice field for the team. We went back to Salpointe High School, where we will be throughout the weekend, to start preparing for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

The coaches have been busy too, as most of them have been out on the recruiting trail. Each of the coaches say that "A" brand (Arizona Football) is doing well all over the west coast and even in Texas where we have been recruiting hard ever since Mike Stoops stepped on campus. It is becoming more and more evident that Mike Stoops and his coaches, especially Strength and Conditioning coaches, know how to develop players.

Things are really coming together well as pretty much everything has hit the door and everything is ready to go for our 8 days in San Diego. I can not give Tim Pfennig, Benny Conger, Tom Boesel and all 15 of the student managers enough credit for the outstanding job they are doing to get this team ready for the bowl trip. Tom Boesel never gets enough credit for all the many different talents that he has in helping us in the equipment room. Just this morning he fixed one of our generators that we use out on the field everyday. He is definitely a huge plus for us!!!

Enjoy some pictures from yesterday's practice.

Jeff Gallego snaps the ball during passing drills yesterday:
Michael Barnett snaps the ball to Nick Foles during passing drills yesterday:
Jack Banker plays quarterback for Coach Tuiasosopo and the D Line yesterday during individual drills:

A gorgeous 75 degree and sunny day in Tucson for practice yesterday:

Coach Tim Kish (left), and Mark Stoops (right) get ready for practice during team stretch yesterday:

One of the brightest and upcoming coaching superstars, and former UofA quarterback, Kris Heavner, looking over practice schedule before yesterday's practice:

Asst Strength Coach, Bam McCrae (left) and Asst Coach Jeff Hammerschmidt talk to players during team stretch:

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