DJ Durkin has his players practice in the middle of the day, when the day is hottest, so his Maryland football players will be ready for their September matchups at UCF and Florida International.
This part of his coaching staff is causing some weird results. Center Brendan Moore said on BTN that he lost 13 pounds in one day of practice. That sounds alarming, but Moore was pretty calm when he said it.
What. A. Quote.— Maryland On BTN (@MarylandOnBTN) August 15, 2016
"He's the human equivalent of a @redbull." - @TerpsFootball C Brendan Moore, on DJ Durkin https://t.co/K3Bd14gKPt
Can you lose 13 pounds just from sweat? A quick Google search reveals some precedent for athletes doing this. Ronda Rousey allegedly lost 17 pounds in one day just by going in the sauna on The Ultimate Fighter. It was in the 90s just about every day last week in College Park, and players were going through rigorous training, so, I guess it’s possible?
Durkin’s Maryland team is inputting some new strategies for staying hydrated this summer, including a urine test that measures hydration levels each morning.
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Students can request tickets to Maryland’s season opener against Howard starting today at 8 a.m. Get on it, kids.