Wyoming football coach Dave Christensen wants to add size to a number of players at different positions, so starting in January all scholarship players will be required to attend a breakfast training table Monday-Friday from 7:15-9 a.m.
The goal is have players consume between 2,500-3,000 calories before lunch.
“We’re not going to be able to recruit the finished product here,” he said. “We have to recruit athleticism and project, and then build them when they get here. We have some great linemen, but they’re 275 or 280, and we need them up to 290 or 300. Same with our defensive line, and all positions.”
There won’t be any early-morning weight-lifting sessions when the players return from Christmas break. They will be moved to the afternoon where players should be more alert. However, players will still go through Christensen’s Winning Edge Program at 6 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in February.
Weekly weight-lifting and agility testing will continue during the offseason, but will be moved to Mondays after two days of rest for players instead of Fridays after a week of workouts in the hope the players are fresher and get more out of the testing.
Those are some of the changes to be made as Christensen and his staff enter their third season. For more changes, see my analysis piece in Sunday’s Wyoming Tribune Eagle www.wyomingnews.com and Laramie Boomerang www.laramieboomerang.com.