Found May 08, 2013 on Bloguin Best:
Over the course of a calendar year, the month of May is essentially the only downtime a college football player gets. Falls are reserved for game days and prep, which immediately roll into bowl season and winter workouts, which becomes spring ball, and eventually summer camp. Therefore, it’s these pristine few days in May where a college football player gets to kick his feet back and relax. And across the sport, different players use their free time in completely different ways. Last year, several of USC’s players used the month off to take a mission trip down to Haiti, while in 2013, A.J. McCarron and Johnny Manziel are planning a trip of their own, of the “bro” variety. Things aren’t nearly as exciting at Texas Tech where new head coach Kliff Kingsbury isn’t worried about his players escaping to tropical locales, as much as he’s just terrified that they’re going to get fat during their downtime. Then there’s the story of Arizona State quarterback Taylor Kelly, who is usin...
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