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The Pads Come Off for BYU

Cougar practices these days resemble a conditioning boot camp more than a typical football practice. The boys in blue left their pads in the locker room again today, as they will finish this week doing conditioning drills along with speed and agility exercises. For the players, this one last respite before the sprint to the finish.

"This is a great time for us," said senior offensive lineman Jake Kuresa. "We're just sort of chilling right now and enjoying life which is something we haven't been able to do since July. It's giving us a chance to really focus on school work, get ready for finals along with some other stuff." It is not a complete recess as the team is required to put in an several hours of training each day...

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