What’s goin on?
The Huskies have a 6 a.m. practice tomorrow [Friday March 14} and will be available to the media afterward at 8 along with head coach Bob Diaco who opened spring practice with the team on Monday
They’ll be taking off throughout the day Friday.
This will be this group’s first spring break under Diaco so they’re not yet familiar with what to expect when they return but it’s probably safe to say the players have and will get the message and most certainly will when they get back.
“They’re going to go away and we want them to go away. I’d like everyone on the team and everyone in our complete organization to go away,” Diaco said. “But nobody’s off. You’re never off. You’re away so if they’re away and they’re not off then they’re going to …have fun but everything in moderation. You’ve got to get sleep. You can’t stay up all night and string days together like that. You’re going to break down. Everything in moderation. You’re going to have a cheeseburger and fries with a shake it’s fine. That’s ok. Just don’t string a few meals of cheeseburgers, fries and shakes together and a few days of it together. Get back to everything in moderation. Drink water. Hydrate. Have fun but train a bit, too. If you’re going to rest, you can rest too much. You’ve done all this work…
“The thing that happens is it really becomes non-sensical to totally turn the switch off. They don’t even want to. You start living that lifestyle, it’s hard to turn away from. After a day or two you really start feeling that. I think that culture is on its way. They’ll get away but not be off.”
There’s another reason that will be important to the Huskies: The pace of their practices.
“…going to involve a lot of intensity through a lot of repetition,” Diaco said. “And it’s going to start right away so they’re going to be moving from the first horn, they buckle up, helmets on, totally buckled and will not take those helmets off and un-buckle them until we say it’s ok. And that will be for the duration of practice which hopefully you had a chance to see a fast moving practice with a lot of activity and a lot of energy and a lot of moving parts. Nobody is standing around. Guys are specifically working on the things that they need to execute and produce.” .