I’m sorta figuring out what she isn’t doing.
“I always had a problem eating candy,” said Mitchell, who moved to cornerback this spring after catching 45 passes for 665 yards and four touchdowns as a freshman last fall.
Mitchell said that since he was a kid, his diet has mainly consisted of fruit-flavored candy, preferably Starburst jelly beans, and Sprite — a catastrophic combination of sugar and carbonation.
The 6-foot-1, 184-pounder is used to consuming at least five bags of jelly beans and who knows how much Sprite a week. That’s approximately 1,160 grams of sugar and 6,000 unnecessary calories from jelly beans alone.
“I know that’s going to have to change,” Mitchell said with a laugh.
Holy Moth… scratch that. Gee whiz, imagine what Mitchell could be like on a sensible diet.
This is really part and parcel of that same mentality that gets players suspended for blowing drug tests. You can lecture these kids until you’re blue in the face, but ultimately, it’s up to them to absorb the advice.