“To put it bluntly, there is going to be more expected now than ever before,” Mendenhall said at June’s football media day.
With nearly 30 seniors returning and its best depth in at least five years, especially along the offensive and defensive lines, BYU can afford to basically do in preseason camp what most teams always do: scrimmage, scrimmage and scrimmage some more. Cheap Nike Air Max Because the two-deep chart is more solidified now than in any other August in recent memory, starting with senior quarterback Riley Nelson as the unquestioned leader, coaches can spend more time on play repetition and execution, and less on player evaluation.
“There might be a hair more [emphasis] in terms of volume of repetitions in competitive situations to increase the volume of air max 2012 those types of repetitions, especially as the strength of our schedule…has been front-loaded,” Mendenhall said.
Oh yes, the schedule.
This preseason camp could be considered the most important in the Mendenhall era, because three of the first four games are against big-time opponents, and two (Utah, Sept. 15 and Boise State, Sept. 20) are away from LaVell Edwards Stadium. The Cougars open the Air Max 95 season four weeks from Thursday at home against new coach Mike Leach and Washington State.
“There has definitely been a greater sense of urgency, going way back before spring camp, because of who we got out of the gate,” Nelson said.
Having split the majority of repetitions in 11-on-11 drills in 2010 with Jake Heaps and having watched Heaps get the bulk of the air max 2012 reps last year in preseason camp, Nelson can expect about 75-80 percent of the reps this time around, and should benefit greatly, Mendenhall said.
Fans will get a chance to see if Nelson’s throwing ability has improved - there’s no doubting his mobility - on Aug. 9 in the only practice/scrimmage that is open to the public. It starts at 10:20 a.m. at LaVell Edwards Air max shoes Stadium.