Stanford Football Team Reports For Camp
Aug. 5, 2007
Stanford, Calif. - An eager Stanford Football team reported for 2007 training camp on Sunday under the guidance of first-year head coach Jim Harbaugh. The 2007 version of the Cardinal is enthusiastic to erase unpleasant memories of the 2006 season in which the Cardinal finished just 1-11 overall and 1-8 in the Pac-10.
'We just can't wait to get started,' said Harbaugh. 'Players, coaches and support staff -- everybody's been chomping at the bit. I was fake sleeping last night, because I was so excited about getting this camp started.'
Sunday's morning activities began with the players checking into their training camp residences on campus, taking physicals and being fitted by the equipment staff during the morning hours.
The middle of the day's schedule consisted of a meeting for the parents of freshmen and newcomers, as well as a student-athlete eligibility meeting.The first team meal of training camp started the evening portion of the day before a team meeting in which the players were formally introduced to the coaches, support staff and each other concluded Sunday's activities.
Lights out and bed check are scheduled Sunday for 10:30 pm, PT, with a wake up call for Monday's first day of camp set for 6:00 am, PT.
Monday's activities begin with conditioning tests and drills at 7 am, PT. The balance of the day will include three square meals, a team photo session and a series of meetings before the squad conducts its first of 25 official training camp practices on the Elliott Football Practice Fields at 7 pm, PT. Monday's practice is open to the public and free of charge.
STANFORD FOOTBALL PLAYERS ON THE OPENING OF 2007 TRAINING CAMP
'The team is tremendously excited to open up the 2007 training camp, especially under the new leadership of coach Harbaugh. He has brought a new fire to the program that we haven't really had in the past. Everyone is really excited and on board to go out and shock some people this year.' - Alex Fletcher
'It's hard to really put into words, but as much as this group of seniors and a lot of guys on this team have been through, the fact that we get to go at this thing with a fresh start with these new coaches and with a new system, I cannot be more thrilled. It's an opportunity that I will truly, truly cherish, because it's my last chance in college football. It almost feels like the next four months is the defining moment in what kind of player you really are. I can't be more excited to start this training camp.' - Evan Moore
'It's an opportunity for everyone to get started with a new beginning. We got a little bit of a taste of it during spring ball, and it wetted everybody's appetite, and now we're ready for the real thing. Everybody's looking at this as a chance to wipe the slate clean from last year and make a name for ourselves.' - T.C. Ostrander
'I'm very excited [to open training camp on Monday], and the team's excited as a whole. There's a lot of energy and enthusiasm in the program. I was telling my teammates that the focus and the attention we're paying towards training camp this year is different than in the past. We're definitely looking forward to training camp as an opportunity to improve and prepare for the season. I'm very happy about that, and I'm really looking forward to getting it started.' - Wopamo Osaisai
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