Although today is the official start of the preseason, some teams have been working throughout the offseason. I had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Gentile, head coach of the football team, about the offseason and more.
Gentile stated the team has been working out in the weight room since February, and around the first week of June started helmets and shoulder pads practice, 3-4 days a week.
In regards to being prepared Gentile said "We have a great group of seniors this year that did very well on the offensive side of the ball, and we are ready to get things moving."
Gentile has also been working the past few months on some new strategies, on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. "We're working on subtle changes in order to improve, polishing off certain plays, adding in some new ones, and making the game interesting.
My final question for Mr. Gentile was "What would you tell UD's student section, and all of the crowd for that matter to expect for this season?"
"Expect a very exciting and successful season, and we [the team] also ask they [student section] be there every game possible to support and help the team in tough games, because it's people like them, their enthusiasm and excitement, which helps motivate the team."
Lastly be sure to follow UD Football on twitter @UDFootball for updates on games and team activities.
***Additionally YOU are deciding who this season's student section General is, log onto UD Football's twitter page and retweet who YOU want to lead us, voting ends Sunday, August 30th.
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