The 2016 BYU Football Team reported for Fall Camp on Thursday. They were issued practice gear and were fitted for cleats and helmets. They spent the afternoon testing in the training room and in team meetings.
On Friday morning the team held their first practice of Fall Camp. When Coach Sitake was asked about his memories of Fall Camp he said: “It’s great. I love it. I drive by the stadium every morning and every night when I go back home. And every time I see the stadium, it’s a good feeling for me. The same thing with stepping on this grass. There’s a lot of hard work and sacrifice that a lot of people through generations of football at BYU have sacrificed for our guys to be where they’re at right now. I’m so happy to be a part of it.”
It’s kind of that thing you’ve been waiting for for six months now. Since you take the job, you just want to get to fall camp and get going. I’m excited it’s here. We’re on the field and in the meeting rooms and getting to actually teach football at this point. Spring ball is like, “let’s just get stuff in and see how it goes”. At this point, you know with 29 days, that’s your mark. You’ve got to have it ready and everything in within the next two to three weeks, and then really dial it in for Arizona that final week. - Coach Ty Detmer
There’s a very tangible buzz out here on the practice field, a lot of excitement and enthusiasm. Summer is a grind with the offseason workouts, but to be able to come out here and put the helmets back on and start playing football, it’s fun and it gets you pumped up. I think everyone is feeling the same way. - Tanner Mangum
It’s never perfect, but I’m really pleased with the way the guys looked. They’re definitely bigger, stronger and faster, so I’m excited to put it all together and see how we all progress during camp. - Coach Kalani Sitake