Aug. 5, 2013

Kory’s Off-Campus Practice Thoughts – Team Building | Season Preview

MARION, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame football team opened up preparations for the 2013 season Monday with a workout in helmets under comfortable conditions at the Shiloh Park Camp Retreat and Conference Center.

The Irish departed at 9 a.m. from South Bend and arrived to camp just after 11 a.m. After getting settled into their accommodations, the team gathered for lunch before breaking into team meetings.

Notre Dame conducted a 24-period practice from approximately 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET. Due to the NCAA five-day acclamation period, the players were suitably prepared as they practiced in shorts and helmets and without pads.

20,000: Weight in pounds of ice
800: Gallons of Gatorade (by powder)
607.5: Gallons of Gatorade (by bottle)
500: Different pairs of shoes
450: Total towels brought for the week (despite Shiloh providing over 600 per day)
400: Pieces of chicken breast at both lunch and dinner
350: Pieces of pork chop at dinner
196: Total travel party
116: Total length in feet of trailer truck it took to transport all the Irish equipment from South Bend (two semis and one 26-foot truck)
105: Amount of players that suited up for practice Monday
65: Shiloh’s total measured land in acres
23: Student managers
20: Student trainers
11: Laptops distributed to the coaching staff for film breakdown
7: Total dorms being used for accommodations
5: Charter buses needed to transport the travel party
4: Cameras needed to film practice
1: Brian Kelly

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