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Poulson's Pulse

Aug. 11, 2009

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This August, senior tri-captain Andrew Poulson will be taking fans inside the action of everything that is Lafayette football preseason--practices, off-field anecdotes, the inside scoop on his teammates and more. Be sure to check all month to experience preseason football through the eyes of a Leopard.

Tomorrow is the day we've all been waiting for. Well, sort is starting tomorrow with the incoming freshmen and seniors reporting. For the freshmen, it will be a confusing and eye-opening experience from the second mom and dad drop them off to the day camp finishes. But for the `old guys,' it's just another day at Lafayette.

Returning to campus will be fun; seeing all the team back together again and reuniting everyone, but the real moment that will bring us all together will be stepping on Fisher Field with a common cause and purpose. For the seniors (especially yours truly), this camp will mean a lot. Not to say that I plan on enjoying this camp. That would be ridiculous. But it is to say that I plan on `experiencing' it for the last time and soaking it all in. It simply signifies the final step that we need to make on our run at a league title and that leaves me and my teammates drooling.

I will be back in Easton today so I can attend my summer class. Exciting as that might seem, I cannot seem to focus on anything but football. Now if that's not a jock comment, I've never heard one. For most of you reading this, past athletes, players, etc., you know exactly what I'm talking about. I'm excited, restless, anxious and determined about what needs to be done, what I need to do as a captain and to see how much potential this team will be willing to tap into because as we all know potential is a dangerous thing--my high school coach told me that my senior year and nothing has been truer.

Like I've been saying, I'm excited for camp and I'm sure everyone coming in is, but as it always is, we have to wait and see who is reporting with a mission and who is reporting for the team apparel.