But aside from all of the nitty-gritty work being done - improving offensive and defensive execution, finding players to plug into holes, adding quality depth - perhaps one of the most important things being accomplished is developing that camaraderie.
Holgorsen said it has existed all along, but it also has to be maintained.
Players have to remain excited about coming to work.
"I told them after practice, 'You guys are crazy if you didn't take advantage of this practice to get better,' ' Holgorsen said. "They had a bunch of meetings and a bunch of practice time and if they didn't take advantage of it, there's something wrong with them. And I think for the majority, they did get something out of it.''
That's part of the reason Holgorsen will not have practices on back-to-back days through the spring. The normal routine is Sunday-Tuesday-Thursday and after this Thursday's workout there is a near two-week stoppage while the school in on spring break.
"You're really not wearing them out because you're not prepping for a game,'' Holgorsen said. "You're trying to make yourselves, your unit and the team better at football. That's what the overall objective of spring is and if you're broken down or worn out you won't get that accomplished.''
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