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clamdip
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The Eaux Way: short/light August practices...
...and what'd that give us?

1. A new offense with players who still don't know their positions

2. A team with no toughness

3. A team with no conditioning.


Yet somehow this is all the predecessor's fault. #yawyawtalkingpoints


fatboydave
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re: The Eaux Way: short/light August practices...
Substitute teacher syndrome


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drdoct
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re: The Eaux Way: short/light August practices...
This 100%. It's obvious he thought they could take care of their own conditioning like responsible pros do.


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mauser
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re: The Eaux Way: short/light August practices...
I've heard this, but is it true? I would think that even O would know that preseason conditioning is crucial.

I can understand backing off once the season is underway and I contribute a lot of the success following O's takeover last year to this and having fresh legs in the game.



clamdip
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Rocky Mountain High
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re: The Eaux Way: short/light August practices...
Yes, go read the Advocate articles from fall camp. We used shorter practices, per Pete Carroll days for Ogre. And much less intense work...

quote:

The Tigers will hit “some, but not much” during camp weeks leading up to scrimmages, Orgeron said.


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drdoct
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Member since Oct 2015
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re: The Eaux Way: short/light August practices...
Nobody knows 100% if it's true or not since everything was closed off to the public and media. However I've seen the effects of conditioning in building a team. I've also seen plenty of teams who don't put an emphasis on conditioning because the players don't like it. They play sluggish, uninspired, and weak. Doesn't matter if they are more talented, if you don't want to fight for it, then it shows.

That's what I see on the field. The talent is there, as is the size and the speed. No fight.


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AtlantaLSUfan
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now back in Baton Rouge
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re: The Eaux Way: short/light August practices...
It's true. They do look like a team that needs more practice and wasn't ready for the season.


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InflateADate
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: The Eaux Way: short/light August practices...
The shorter practices in the pre season have completely ruined this team for the year. It's a huge reason why we are getting beat on the lines at both sides of the ball. Shorter practices in season are fine but should never be the case preparing for the year.

Go back and look at one of our best seasons ever in 2011 and we had extremely intense practices throughout training camp prepping for Oregon and we looked amazing throughout the year because of it.

The biggest issue now is you can't go back and get those practices back which makes this season a huge wash. We won't instantly just get better or more in shape mid season. O has made plenty of mistakes but this may be the biggest one so far

Also here's a Nola article along with the advocate clip from above talking about less practice, more film room

Nola article

quote:

But long before fall camp, Orgeron started to slowly shift the team into one he could call his own.

The first thing to go were the longer practices - much to the joy of players. Orgeron replaced Miles' longer practices with shorter times spent on the field and more time spent studying the opponents and in the film room.


This post was edited on 10/2 at 8:47 am


clamdip
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Rocky Mountain High
Member since Sep 2004
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re: The Eaux Way: short/light August practices...
We may eventually catch up on the offense's lack of preparation from August, but we won't catch up on the team's overall lack of conditioning and toughness. We screwed.


1badboy
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re: The Eaux Way: short/light August practices...
So far the entire team looks like SNOWFLAKES!!!


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More beer please
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re: The Eaux Way: short/light August practices...
quote:

The first thing to go were the longer practices - much to the joy of players. Orgeron replaced Miles' longer practices with shorter times spent on the field and more time spent studying the opponents and in the film room.


Except the players have said they actually spend less time watching film now


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