Bonjour tout le monde, it’s Patric Young and I am back in action for the third time now. I am so thankful for this opportunity to speak directly to the fans all throughout the Gator Nation. With that said, let’s get to the point, friends. As I was brainstorming what I could write about this time, I couldn’t help but think about the upcoming offseason. I am not exactly sure what this summer is going to be like, but I got a small taste of it for three weeks after the season.
On television, I always see commercials of athletes drenched in sweat working out and the message of the commercial will be something like, “There is no offseason.” Honestly, there really is no off season. I realized that in order to get where you want to be, you have to put in the work all the time. About a week after the end of season, we began our off season training. That sounds like no big deal, but let me tell you about our trainer. He is the best at what he does and is really passionate about it. This guy just loves lifting weights and being blessed with the ability to work out every day. Anyway, every day during the season he keeps saying that offseason training is going to be crazy tough and that he had every day planned out for the summer (5 months in advance).
I have done my best to let my followers on twitter know how the training has been going and I kid you not I could not describe it with only 140 characters. It has been the hardest thing I’ve gone through in my life. The very first day, I (Big Strong, Beast, Manimal, Baby Dwight Howard) was on my knees by a trash can puking my guts out. If you haven’t see the video that I put on twitter here is the link:
(That was only the first set too!)
I can truthfully say that the team is going in the right direction. Everyone is getting stronger and focused on getting better every day. This team has been hardened from falling short of the Final Four two years in a row, but we are so hungry for that championship that nothing will deter us from achieving just that. No team in the country is working as hard as your Florida Gators, and as you see I am helping lead the way by putting the team on my back.