If you are going to be around Charlie Strong, giving 110 percent is a requisite. Players are living it; fans are witnessing it. If you want to be part of the Texas program, you are not immune to the new expectations on the Forty Acres.
Even if you wear high heels.
The Texas Football Women’s Clinic takes on a whole new intensity this year. The clinic will run for six hours. That’s six hours with Strong and his staff. Attendees are encouraged to bring their athletic clothing and tennis shoes to participate in drills*.
Drills? Like the 40 yard dash? 3 Cone Drill?
In past clinics, female fans would flock to the Texas campus for an evening of eating and drinking, networking, Q&A with players and coaches and a visit from Mack and Sally Brown. Looks like the days of coasting and living the good life are over. It is probably safe to say there may be some attrition during the clinic.
It is not known if anyone injured during the drills will be required to report to Strength and Conditioning coach Pat Moorer in the Pit.
If you survive, you earn a shirt (rumored to read “Putting the ‘T’ back in the Women’s Clinic”) and a gift (an ice pack?). Strong promises you an unforgettable experience – and possibly a torn ACL – for attending.
Maybe this is a good strategy. Perhaps Texas fans have gotten soft over the years. Football games aren’t about how your hair looks – it’s about being committed to the team and cheering on the players. It’s about giving 110 percent.
Who knows, we could start seeing more tennis shoes than heels at tailgates.
*For the purpose of full disclosure, drill participation is optional.