Friday, August 20, 2010

I have not been blogging as much this week, and I apologize to those who have been expecting daily blogs. During Monday mornings practice, my mother, who lives here in Tucson, had to be taken to the emergency room and has been in the hospital ever since. I have been spending much of my free time with that situation, so I have not been able to keep up with the blog. It is nice to know that a few of you miss it! Thanks for all the kind words from those of you who knew of the situation.

Today's blog is from a busy day yesterday. After yesterday mornings practice at Rincon Vista, the managers did helmet and shoulder pad maintenance on their players helmets and shoulder pads. We then switched helmets back to white for today's practice.

The managers have done an EXCELLENT job during training camp, and our football team is lucky to have such a GREAT student manager staff. We had practice this morning with very few, if any, problems from switching helmets.

We are starting to get ready for tomorrow nights meet the team at our scrimmage. We will be wearing our new game jerseys during the scrimmage.

We are also starting to get focused on packing trunks for our game against Toledo, which is TWO WEEKS FROM TONIGHT!!!!!

Enjoy pictures from yesterday below:

Coach Stoops waiting with others for the start of practice yesterday morning:

Benny waiting to blow the horn to start practice yesterday morning:
Robert Lloyd working hard as usual during practice:

Jack Banker running ball bag back to shaggers along the sideline during passing drills:

Mike Baranowski snaps balls to QB's during passing drills:

Michael Barnett throws a ball to Jack Banker during passing drills:

Jack Banker hustling:

Mike Harlow and Mike Baranowski have responsibilities to use the jugs machine during special teams period each practice:

Mike and Mike prepare to fire a ball to Dave Roberts:

Mike and Mike firing balls to receivers that are not involved in special teams:

Each practice during special teams period, Robert Lloyd shoots tennis balls from the Lobster to players that are not involved in Special Teams:

Robert shooting tennis balls to AJ Simmons during special teams period:

Two of UofA's finest: Fil Berrera of UAPD, and Jordan Bates, student manager from Orlando Florida:

Practice at Rincon Vista yesterday morning:

Jordan Gobel working on a white helmet belonging to one of her players:

Ben Hulka and Robert Lloyd doing some helmet maintenance:

Jack Banker doing maintenance on a pair of shoulder pads:

Billy Worthington working on a navy helmet:

Mike Baranowski doing helmet maintenance on one of his players' helmet:

Mike Reed working on one of our clocks:

Mike Harlow and John Landwehr doing helmet maintenance:

One of the most important items we use in our equipment operation, REEK OUT:

Brandon Blumenfeld getting one of his players' white helmet ready for practice:

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