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The 850-yard test

Corby Eason

Going independent has posed some new challenges for the Cougars. To ensure the team is prepared to meet those challenges both physically and mentally, Coach Mendenhall has his team doing something new this year.

Most hate waking up early and going to work on a Monday morning. It signals the beginning of the work week and a long time until the weekend comes. When the Monday morning blues have you down, here's something to consider. Every Monday at about 6:00 A.M., the Cougars are put through a grueling 850-yard shuttle. It's a conditioning test that, for the defensive backs, has to be done in under two...

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