Thursday, September 30, 2010

Wildcats Back to Work After Some Time Off

After a few days off from football, the team got back on the practice field yesterday and started to get back to work on some fundamentals. The managers were able to get some time off too, which was nice for them too.

We go again this afternoon and tomorrow, then really start getting focused on our next opponent, which is the Oregon State Beavers. We have one more home game before we hit the road to Pullman, WA for a October 16 battle on the Palouse.

Back when Coach Stoops got here 7 years ago, he started a tradition that still goes on each Wednesday after practice. The wives of the coaches bake cookies for the players and they bring them to practice. The wives bring their kids and the kids play catch with the players and their dads. It is a really cool thing. Cookie Night is in addition to the Family Nights during the season which are on Sunday evenings. Coach has been known to set up slip-n-slides, jumping castles, and other things for the kids to play with. Many times the dads jump right in with the kids! There is such a family atmosphere around the program, thanks to Coach Stoops!

Below are some pictures from yesterdays practice.

Managers snap the balls to quarterbacks yesterday at practice:

Dr. Kevin Leman, New York Times Best Selling Author and HUGE Wildcat fan, visits with Garic Wharton during break at yesterday's practice:

Ben Hulka and Mike Baranowski have fun spotting balls during team drill yesterday during practice:

Mackenzie Odom, wife of strength coach Brian Odom, and their son Ben bring cookies for the players:

Cookies baked by the coaches wives for the team:

Players go after fresh baked cookies after last nights practice:

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