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The Lighter Side of Camp: Preseason Camp Tales

As college football preseason camps start up again, it seems like a good time to discuss the lighter side of camp. Players and coaches alike get into an all-football all-the-time mode that makes for a physical and mental lockdown for several weeks leading up to the season opener.

Part of camp is bed check. When camp starts players are moved into a common dorm so that coaches can be sure that they will stay in bed and get their rest. At the University of Virginia Hall of Fame Coach George Welsh once taught us a valuable lesson as coaches. On a Saturday night during camp, he could tell the team was antsy to have camp end and resume some sort of actual social life outside of football.