Theme of the Day 8/31/16 | “Do Your Job”
Theme – “Do Your Job.” Do what you’re supposed to do, when you’re supposed to do it, exactly how it’s supposed to be done.
Day 8 | Practice 9 & 10 – We had another double session today. We were full pads during the morning practice with an emphasis on base downs and 3rd downs. We concluded practice with 3 groups running 13 plays at rapid tempo to help get our football fitness to the level we want. This is one of the most challenging periods we do at camp, and it was great to see our players compete in this drill. The afternoon practice was a helmet practice with extra special teams time and a 2 minute drill.
Tidbit –Vince Boccanfuso, who officiated 300 Division 1 college football games, addressed our players last night on new rule changes and some points of emphasis. We continue to have NFL scouts every practice, with the NY Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears and the San Francisco 49ers evaluating our players the past few days.
Misc. – We often have alumni attend practice, and we were excited to welcome Nick Brophy ’94 today. Tremendous player, tremendous person, champion on and off the field!
The Past & Present – Today’s feature includes a pair of WRs, current senior Isaiah Barnes from Freeport High in New York, and All-Ivy 1st team/former captain Brendan Circle ’08 from Lutheran, CA. Isaiah had a career year receiving last season, with a team best 33 catches for 466 yards. He caught six passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns in the home finale against Yale. With Barnes’ experience and playmaking ability, we expect him to play an integral role in this season’s receiving corps. Brendan Circle earned first team All-Ivy honors in 2006, and was a national semifinalist for the Draddy Trophy, which recognizes the absolute best in the country for combined academic success, football performance and exemplary community leadership in 2007. Brendan is currently a Research Analyst- High Yield Portfolio Management at Franklin Templeton Investments in San Mateo, CA.