Columbia Football Week in Review, May 10, 2014

By Inside Lion

It was a quiet week at the Campbell Sports Center for the Columbia football team with the coaching staff still on the road and players focusing on finals and papers to wrap up the semester.

The Lions wrapped up exit interviews and each player now knows what expectations the coaching staff has for them over the summer. After finals, the team has a break from workouts until May 27, when they will start lifting and conditioning four days a week again. Players not returning to campus over the summer will have their own personalized workout schedules mailed out weekly to help them develop on their own time.

The coaches will return to the office next week to evaluate the class of 2015 recruits. Each coach will form their own recruiting board of players, which will then be used to help create the master recruiting board for the entire group.

Many of the recruits the coaches met on their current trips will be coming up to campus in June and July for the Pete Mangurian Football Camps and junior days. The camps are June 19, Jun 21 and July 12 while the junior days are June 20 and July 11. Running backs coach Chad Nice is the Lions’ contact for any questions about registration for the camps and junior days.

Meanwhile, three Lions spring sports teams are in postseason play this week. The Columbia men and women’s tennis squads open NCAA tournament play on the road against East Tennessee State and Kentucky respectively, while the Lions baseball team battles Dartmouth for the Ivy League championship in a best of three series at Robertson Field starting Saturday at noon.  Congrats and good luck to all the teams in action.