It’s gonna be hot Saturday. Weather.com has backed down from its 97-degree prediction, but it’s still calling for a high of 91 that afternoon, with the temperature at kickoff in the 80s with high humidity. The forecast has caused some of you to rethink your tailgating plans (more on this later today), but how will it affect the game?
One of the major offseason stories has been Erik Korem’s high-performance training program, which, considering the conditions, may become the X-factor. The players are in better shape than ever (and they know it), and Mark Stoops feels confident that Korem’s program will give them an edge on Saturday night:
“I feel very good [about the team’s conditioning]. Our players worked very hard. And that’s what’s great about the science we have now. We can see data, see what we’ve done the past three years at Florida State, see where we’re at. Obviously, any time it’s super hot and humid, you always need depth, especially with the amount of plays that will probably be played in this game. You’ve gotta have depth. You’ve gotta be in great shape as well.”
That goes for you guys, too. Channel your inner Bobby Bouchers and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.