I'm not sure on the exact regulations concerning practice at this point, but the benefits of it are limited.
Yeah I understand, why try doing every little thing. Thats never helped anyone before.
But like I said before, I was mixed up on the bye week/thanksgiving break thing and I know a lot of the players are already at home anyways so its a moot point.
ISU football players are far from "weak". Watch the video about the strength and conditioning program.
Our football team is working hard. If you have ever played football beyond high school you can understand the toll that football takes on your body. The mental part is very difficult also. They won 5 games. They are Not going to a bowl game. Give them time away. Regroup after some time with family and friends. They will work harder if you don't run them into the ground now. CPR knows what he is doing.
My guess is that there are a set number of official practices that a team can have during a football season and that, if a team is selected for a bowl game, they are allowed 15 more practices. Because ISU did not have a bye week and they took a few days off during the season to try to recover, they did not use all the allowed in-season practices therefore they will use the remaining practices after a week's recovery. This approach will also be beneficial if they do get a bowl bid and 15 more official practices as they won't have to shift gears multiple times in their training regimen (which for all intents and purposes is a full year long consisting of significant emphasis-changes rather than merely working/non-working).
Getting back to work, with workouts, etc. Not practice.
Yeah maybe practice was the wrong word for me to use.
The schedule was set the week before they even played Missouri. Bowl or not they were getting this week off. Players start right back into working out when they get back. I can not believe that there is a person out there that doesn't believe these players DESERVE this time off. Ignorance is no excuse for not appreciating the amount of time and effort this team gives.