Here’s a link to a solid column by an old buddy from my days at the San Diego Union-Tribune, Tim Sullivan, on San Diego State buying into to new head coach Brady Hoke’s dietary suggestions.
First rule: No more California burritos.
“Bad weight is in a bad way these days at SDSU. Between their first Hoke Era weigh-in on Feb. 2 and their most recent scale session on July 27, the 16 linemen on the Aztecs’ roster shed a total of 303 pounds – nearly 19 pounds per man.
What that will mean on Sept. 5 at UCLA is uncertain – the Bruins’ offensive line averages 312 pounds, after all – but Hoke believes diminished bulk does not necessarily mean diminishing returns. And his players appear to be responding as if their new coach’s challenge had been, “Who wants ice cream?”