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Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by buffaloflyer, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. buffaloflyer

    buffaloflyer Member

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    Practice for the buffaloes starts at 6am. Embree believes the early start time builds charactor and reveals the workers on the team (assumed)

    However, something I cant get off my mind. If you move practice to afternoons, you know for sure where your players are at 6am. In bed. If you have morning classes after practice, you're done by noon with a whole lot of afternoon to burn, plus you need to give these guys the sleep to recover fully.

    I see the whole 6 am start but perhaps the wise man would choose the afternoon
     
  2. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    [video=youtube;eGDBR2L5kzI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGDBR2L5kzI[/video]
     
  3. btbuff

    btbuff It's an inside joke Club Member

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    One of the main arguments for early practice is getting kids to class. If you get them to practice in the morning, they will most likely make it to class. The other argument is that you get them up early, they will get tired and get to bed early. I know it works for me.

    Just playing devils advocate.
     
  4. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    I'm not in favor of this. I understand the logic, but I disagree with it. College students are not wired to be up and alert at 6:00 AM. They won't practice at their best, so I don't think they'll be able to play at their best as a result.
     
  5. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    If they want to play they're going to have to learn to wake up at 5:30. You don't become great being lazy, you gotta work and in this case, the work is getting up and performing at 6:00 AM.
     
  6. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    This. They aren't professionals in the league (not that many of those guys are), but are 18-22 year olds that want to go out and party, meet girls, shoot the **** with their friends and procrastinate until the very last minute, won't eat as well as they should (even with the training table) ad naseum. 2 weeks out before a 10am start (I'm looking at you CSU...****) then it's fine. In the end, it's Embree's call, but I can't recall how many times I stayed up until 6am (or 4am or 3am) in school.
     
  7. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Did you play football at a D1 BCS school while you were in school?
     
  8. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    Some of the most productive people that I work with do not get into work until 10am, but stay until 8-10pm at night. They are freaking good. In all respects, probably a lot better at their job than most of these young adults will ever be at football. I'm a fan of being very flexible, but setting the bar really high. You want to workout at 3pm. Ok, great, but when it's 95F outside you better not bitch about it. You better be hitting PRs every few weeks in your lifts. You better shave off .05s off of your 40s. You better get below 10% BF. You better be passing your classes. Make the punishments really harsh as well. You miss a workout, well, you are going to puke your ass off the next time you come out or drop a spot on the depth chart. Plan ahead and if you have a study group that is going to meet at 3pm then tell me and we'll fix it so you can come in at 6am.

    I just don't know how well these kids are going to perform if they are tired. Pro-style offenses are much harder to learn than the joke Hawk tried to run. These guys need to be fully aware and engaged.
     
  9. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    The players will have to adapt. I'm sure they knew what they were getting into when Embree was hired and they had team meetings and they chose to stay.
     
  10. Sexton Hardcastle

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    I wonder how many other programs do this.
     
  11. SBG

    SBG Formerly known as EFNMB Club Member Junta Member

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    Knowing and doing are two different things.

    Here's the schedule for most of the players:
    1. Wake up 15 minutes until practice after hitting the alarm 3x. Run to practice.
    2. Pound redbull or 5 hr energy drinks or coffee and in effort to stay awake.
    3. Not lift your best or learn the plays as well as you could because you are tired. Get chewed out because of it, but don't change your ways.
    4. Go to class
    5. Go back to your room and take a nap
    6. Wake up at 6 or 7, hang out with friends
    7. Start homework at 10 or go out and party
    8. Stay up until 1am and then go to sleep

    Repeat this the entire semester. Some people are just not morning people. I'm one of them. Discipline is needed severely by this team, but waking up at 6am isn't going to work for everyone. Probably not even half.
     
  12. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I thought Embree came out against morning practices during the season?

    Is this the summer workout schedule with Blacken or something?
     
  13. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Wait hold on, is this just for summer practice/workouts? If so, then who gives a ****? My brothers school does this. Just wake up, take a pr-workout supp, eat some carbs, then go to sleep when you get back to your house/dorm/apartment.
     
  14. Sexton Hardcastle

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    There are High School football programs with more stringent requirements. I think Embree will get them to perform, regardless of what time they hold practice.
     
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    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Pretty sure this is just summer workouts not practice
     
  16. SuperD

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    If this is a summer only thing...then this is likely a measure directly aimed at limiting their ability to go out and party in the evenings since they may or may not even be taking classes....which is probably a good thing. If I was a player and an 18 - 22 yo kid I'd probably hate this. As fan that is not longer a college kid I think this is probably a good idea.
     
  17. The Guest

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    Daaaaamn...

    Tini just took Sacky to school!
     
  18. Mick Ronson

    Mick Ronson Well-Known Member

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    a lot easier to get up for 6 AM practices this time of year than the first week in November (sunrise at 5:30 vs. almost 8).
     
  19. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Practice? We talking about practice?
     
  20. CUFan

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    :iagree:
     
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    fatbuff Well-Known Member

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    You have to admit. Tini knows about success. ****er pisses greatness every morning.
     
  22. GregInArlington

    GregInArlington Well-Known Member

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    Early practices keep people out of trouble. Plus practices are more productive when it is the first thing you do in the day. Practicing after school etc. you are already worn out and attention span is at a minimum.
     
  23. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    I'm sure he's been told many times how to be successful.
     

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