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Aug 9, 2014 8:06 PM by Valerie Ponseti

A look inside football training camp at UL Lafayette

UL Lafayette football players have been gearing up for the season with warm-ups, drills, physical therapy and meetings at training camps this summer. The day starts with a 6 a.m. wake up call, and after a full day of workouts for the mind and body, it's lights out at 10 p.m.

Despite the early mornings and long days, tight end Evan Tatford says summer training camp has been a success.

"Camp's been going great. We've been out here everyday getting better, working hard. We've been preparing for it all summer long and now we're finally out here getting a chance to run around and play some football," says Tatford.

As for the coaching staff, they're training the players to take a day-to-day approach to the season. "Our focus this year is going to be: one step, one rep, one play, one day at a time," says Director of Football Operations, Troy Wingerter.

On the field, players say they're working to get their heads in the game. UL safety Trevence Patt says, "We're trying to become a team, trying to get that team chemistry." Off the field, they say that the new food set up is a hit with the team. They say it saves time and a full stomach just makes them hungrier to get back on the field.

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