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Happy Memorial Day Weekend. AMERICA.
Big Willie was already slimming down. I want to know how much weight did he drop after the Navy Seals training.
From what I read, the training was more for leadership
I think you are probably right. I am reading The Finishing School (an excellent book about SEAL training by Dick Couch, sort of a part II to his first book The Warrior Elite) and it takes roughly 12 months to even qualify as a SEAL, which is followed by another 18 months before being certified for deployment. So maybe they got to run the O-course a couple times, but they probably didn't finish (or even start) SEAL training.
Also, Couch mentions that the body-builder type athletes, like football players, tend to drop out of training at a higher rate than the endurance type athletes. It seems there is sort of a different physical skill set needed between football players and SEALs.
The "Arnold" types get weeded out pretty quickly, as do taller people in general. The "prototypical" or "Hollywood" interpretation of a SEAL is not even close to the reality, in most cases. Also, in the background of the picture is the "dirty name"(it definitely deserves its name) and the slide for life. I wonder if they actually did the o-course, and what their times were.
It's the rope bridge not the slide for life.
Why taller people? Are they required to do gymnastics?
You tend to be more top heavy and your moment arm for different activities is longer which intensifies the burden of an already physically taxing program. It's just one of those things. The taller guys I saw who did well looked more like distance runners. And yeah I'm sure this was a SEALS light experience, but still cool that they got to see it.
are you talking? I have a really good friend who's looking to lat-transfer to SEALS as an O-2. He's 6'2ish.
I wanna know how much weight Roh has gained with that beard. Its quite burly.
I think you're thinking of Mealer. Roh doesn't have a beard in that picture.
It appears that I wasn't thinkin. Well played hangover, well played.
It's always baffling to me how guys can stand to have big beards under their helmet and chinstrap. That would be wildly uncomfortable for me.
I've seen him around campus and the CCRB a few times and Campbell looks like he's in great shape right now. I think he'll be ready to play come September
this will give us a huge advantage in all these night games we have scheduled.
and against Air Force.
I hope the Navy SEALs were vigilant about making sure they did not stretch for too long...
what happens after Rubinstein and Snyder publish a cowardly hit piece against the Navy SEALs.
On a scale from 0 to Bad Ass... this ranks as a 13. That must have been an awesome experience.
"You're from Middle America" . . . yeah, as opposed to all other Big Ten players who are all from Hawaii.
Will Campbell needs help doing a pull-up, OMG, PANIC!!!!
Just kidding, that looks like a cool experience for the team
Shoe is right on target with the comments. You cannot be an individual, you are part of a team.
Awesome sentence structure.
Coronado. Down on the silver strand. Every SEAL is trained there.
Death by powerpoint knows no bounds, elite unit or not.
This is awesome and must have been an amazing experience for the seniors. It would be cool if something like this could be a yearly tradition.
I've heard it's going to be. Hoke is a great admirer of the Navy SEALS. Kevin Wilson had Indiana go through SEAL training this offseason as well.
With the topic. Well done.
Coach Hoke has a real admiration for the SEALS program and has been around the program since his days at SDSU. He's actually friends with Marcus Luttrell, the guy who wrote the pretty famous "Lone Survivor" book. It's not surprising that the team was fortunate enough to cross paths with them. Had to have been an incredible experience for them.
What a book. Can't wait for that one to be made into a movie.
Hoke will do that for all senior classes. Thats where he got the idea to name the teams 132, 133 and so on. I hear he did the same thing at SDSU with the leadership training.
Great to see Hoke putting such an emphasis on leadership to the Seniors. Seniors are the most influential part of your team, the way they carry themselves and act can make or break a teams morale. I think this will do nothing but pay dividends on and off the field for UM in the future.
This must have been an amazing experience. I am looking forward to a few of them stepping up this year!
If I knew they were down in Coronado, I would have gone down there. Damnit.
Does this not count as official practice, since they weren't playing football (so it appears?).