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Poulson's Pulse - Aug. 28

Aug. 28, 2009

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

Yet another practice now under our belts as the preseason seems to finally be coming to a close. The countdown for most of the guys on the team is closing in, but the biggest thing is that we don't start to lose focus. Eating, drinking and breathing football is about the only thing the team has been doing, and a break is a nice thought, but in the large scope of things we need to continue to improve because well, we're not perfect. Not yet anyways.

Media day for the senior class was held the other day giving the senior class an opportunity to talk to some of our local media friends to interact and report on some of the players. Overall, a good time for the seniors to get together and hang out with each other as a class which was fun.

The freshmen started orientation yesterday leaving them absent from practice yesterday and today giving the upperclassmen a little more attention and focus. The freshmen will join the team again with Saturday morning practice that will begin at roughly 6:30 a.m. (Awesome, cant wait!)

But, on a better note, the season is quickly closing in. As I was explaining before the team, myself included, is really just anxious to get going. As its been mentioned elsewhere and for everyone worried about said issues, guys are getting healthy again.

This first week bye week might turn out to be just what the doctor ordered. It gives us more time to get healthy and prepare. Although it might seem like a bit of a grind, I look forward to running this schedule week to week and really just enjoy it. It's shaping up to be a great season. Get excited Leopard fans! I know I am!