Evidently this Saturday’s open practice will be a lower key affair than #93k G-Day was.
None of the candidates took control of the quarterback job during spring practice, which included a record turnout of 93,000 fans for the G-Day spring game at Sanford Stadium. It was an impressive response — more than doubling the previous record of 46,000 — after Smart called for a packed house.
Smart is not making a similar request for Saturday’s practice. He said opening practice is a reward for fans and extra motivation for the players.
“I’ve always felt like that’s an opportunity to give back to your fan base,” Smart said. “Not only is it exciting for them, but it’s exciting for the players. I think that’s a good way to give back, to give them an opportunity to come out and watch a practice. I don’t think they know exactly what our players go through in practice.”
Damn. I was so looking forward to McGarity fumbling around looking for another musical act.