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well.. last night's blog entry (Day 10, "Extra Points") was on to something. Today's practice has been canceled--with the team members hopping onto buses, headed for a showing of "The Dark Knight." BYU issued a release, quoting Bronco Mendenhall as follows:
"It's a great time to give the guys a break and give them time to re-focus on the remainder of fall camp. The players have done exactly what we have asked them to do. I think this provides them a great opportunity to sharpen their focus and prepare for the final eight days of fall camp, and then to begin preparing for our first opponent."
So, for the second year in a row, the second Thursday of camp has turned into a surprise "Movie Day"--the only difference being this year, the guys never even got into uniform.
With today's development, next Thursday's scheduled "open day" will likely become a day of full practice, with that day also serving as the unofficial "end of camp." The first "Northern Iowa" practice is scheduled for Friday, August 22nd.
Tomorrow is another day of two-a-days, with a Lavell Edwards Stadium scrimmage set for Saturday.
No practice today means the team's only commitment is to attend and meet fans at tonight's "Cougar Kickoff," scheduled for 6:00pm at the field just west of the Indoor Practice Facility. I'll be on hand helping to host the activities, with writers from the Deseret Morning News (Dick Harmon, Jeff Call, et al) interviewing BYU players and coaches onstage. Also, the IPF will be open for the annual equipment sale, which starts at 5:30pm. See you there!