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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas football was thrown a welcomed curveball for its fourth practice of 2016 fall training camp when rain passed through the area Sunday morning and altered the day’s schedule.
A scheduled early-afternoon practice in helmets and shoulder pads ended up being moved to the artificial turf fields adjacent to Memorial Stadium in the early evening.
Head coach David Beaty and his staff had a plan in their back pockets in the event of inclement weather, but wanted to keep the Jayhawk players off balance with the shifted agenda to see how they would react in the face of adversity in a game situation.
Breaking the strict schedule of the previous four days, players shuffled between different meetings and break periods throughout the day, Beaty was pleased at how well his players seamlessly navigated the hectic change of plans.
The chaotic changes of Sunday gave Beaty confidence that when the unforeseen occurs in a game, such as a lightning strike, the coaching staff will already have a plan implemented to keep the players’ minds focused on the task at hand during the delay. Sunday’s rapid changes proved the Jayhawks will be mentally tough enough to tackle any form of adversity.
Kansas will partake in its first full-pad practice of Fall Camp tomorrow inside Memorial Stadium.
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