If you have not driven by Crisler Center in a while, I encourage you to do so. It is really coming along and we can't wait to see the finished product. We thank the men and women who are working very hard to complete the Crisler renovations. We are thrilled that our fans will be able to experience big time college basketball within a big time venue.
Since my last post, school has begun and we have officially kicked off preseason workouts. The first couple of days in the classroom and on the court are organizational days. We instruct our players to really focus during these first few days because understanding now helps application later.
As our players are getting in shape to perform at a high level, Jeff Meyer and I have our own friendly competition going on in the weight room. We both are attacking our workouts to get in better shape for healthy living. I vow to keep working out five to six days a week all year long.
Jeff is a morning guy who prefers to get his workouts in early. I like the afternoons so I have been working out at the conclusion of the work day. It is nice to have a friend to push you to work out. Jeff is being a good teammate right now, and I am doing my best to keep up with the all planks, pushups and stretching he is doing.
The first home football game this weekend marks the first time we have the opportunity to bring in recruits. Football games serve as a great time to get to know prospective student-athletes and their families. The location of the William Davidson PDC gives us the opportunity to show recruits our facilities and at the same time let them enjoy a Big Ten football environment.