With so many first-time players on the field early in the season, the coaching staff wants to make sure they know what to do in practice so they properly execute in games. To do that, the staff tries to make the freshmen uncomfortable to help them learn.
Edsall says that with the age of cell phones, most freshmen don’t understand how to handle being uncomfortable. To drive home the point, the coach compares it to the struggle of trying to ask a girl out — before you could simply text them.
Video by Ian Bethune.