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July 07, 1983 - Image 5

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Camp trains junior

By HALLE CZECHOWSKI
"Let's get jacked-up," screamed the
group of 80 sweat-drenched high school
football players before tackling a set of
dumbells to build their young muscles.
Lodged in South Quad since Tuesday
for the five-day Michigan Football
Techniques Camp, nearly 1,000 young
men from across the nation are
struggling through rigorous drills in
hopes of being one of '.Bo's boys."
Along with their high school coaches,
young players have come to Ann Arbor
each summer since 1973 for a training
camp which is almost as well known as
the Wolverines.
THIS IS one of the best camps in the
country, and (the coaches) get to see a
l nt of ki we want tn rernit." said

Albion College Head Coach Pete Sch-
midt.
High school hopefuls see how they
compare to some of the best players -
and future competitors - in the Mid-
west, said Gary Moeller, camp director
and assistant head coach for the
Wolverines.
Although the camp is one of the
largest in the country the size helps
motivate the players for the upcoming
season, said Moeller.
MOST players said they have visions
of being of one of "Bo's boys" after
graduating high school.
"'I'd love to play for Bo someday, that
would be a dream come true," said
Todd Day, from Ann Arbor.
But some campers said they were
disannointed because they hadn't seen

Schembechler. "If I'
bucks for camp, I'd
Bo," said Joe Embur
SCHEMBECHLER
talk to the players Sa
Up at the crack of
must be at the T
Building by 9 a.m. fi
coach which is follow
drills.
A quick break for
then back to the fie
ning, weightlifting
p.m.
PLAYERS have an
and dorm staff polic
lights are out by midi
Camp is more than
yelling, said Assis
Coach Joe Mosketti

The Michigan Daily - Thursday, July 7, 1983 - Page 5
'Bo's 5boys'
m going to pay 160 tive is to make sure the players enjoy
kind of like to see themselves while getting in shape for
y, from Jackson. the football season.
I is scheduled to "I just hope the kids have fun. I have
turday afternoon. fun with them," said Mosketti. "I get a
dawn, the players lot of satisfaction working with the
rack and Tennis kids."
or a pep-talk by a PLAYERS said they hoped to im-
ed by four hours of prove enough to be able to play in
college.
lunch at noon and Pete Meschki, from Milan, Ohio.
'lds for more run- which sent its entire starting line to the
and drills until 3 camp, said he hoped to someday win a
scholarship with the skills he learned at
11:30 p.m. curfew the camp.
e rooms to ensure
night. While many players complained of
just sweating and sore muscles, others said the camp was
tant Conditioning not as demanding as they thought it
. The main objec- would be.

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