Mulligans in golf are good, a second chance to do things right.
In football, they are more of a lesson in how to do things the correct way. Colorado State’s football team had one Thursday morning, the first day of two-a-days. As Jim McElwain put it, the team was sluggish coming out of the gates, so practice began anew.
It could have been because it was the second straight session in full pads, or even the fact it was a quicker turnaround than the players have had. Nonetheless, things need to be done right.
“I think probably that, and I think knowing that you have to come out and go to work everyday … Look, everything’s not going to feel great when you go to work in the real world,” McElwain said. “But you know what? You still have to get up and produce and focus on what your job is. We had some guys that weren’t quite ready to roll, so we gave them a little reminder that we could do practice over again, and we did that.”
The team finished the day with a night practice at Hughes Stadium that began at 7:30. Friday the Rams are back in full pads at 2:30 p.m., with the first scrimmage set for Saturday at the stadium at 2 p.m.