bleedCrimson.net: Your thoughts on the start of the season?
Doug Martin: There’s just a lot of excitement going on here right now for us with the new conference, the new field, we just practiced on it for the first time today and the players just loved that. We’ve got a lot of great things going on. New weight room, new field, new conference. It just feels like a rebirth for us.
bc.net: There’s been a lot talk about the new field, you mentioned that you were able to get out there and practice on it for the first time. What does the new playing surface bring to the table?
DM: There are a couple things, first i think just the wear and tear of the grass. Everyone knows that by the end of the year, the last couple of games our field would be really worn out and we weren’t able to use it. We weren’t able to practice on it, you weren’t able to use it for any other events. I think that’s the biggest thing. Now we have a surface that can be used as much as we want, we can practice out there any time we want, we can have other events in the community out there that get the community and students involved in our football program. Not to mention the recruiting aspect of it. We’re already hearing great things from the recruits who have seen pictures of it and things like that. All-in-all it’s just a much more usable and player friendly surface. Continue Reading This Post >>