The Gators have some weird rules for their locker room.
It’s back-to-work time for Florida’s football players. The Gators are back in the facility for offseason conditioning.
Scott Carter, a writer for FloridaGators.com, tweeted out a picture of the rules Florida’s players have to follow when they’re in the weight room. One of them is pretty odd.
Most are typical:
- Don’t step on the Gator (not a real gator, of course, but the big gator head logo on the floor)
- Gator gear only (no hats, no earrings, no headphones, no cutoffs)
- No cell phones
- No sitting down
- No eating in the weight room
- No Gators only
And then there’s this:
- No yawning
Is that even possible to follow 100 percent? Sure, you want your players showing up to their workouts fully awake and not tired.
But student-athletes – especially football players at a major program like Florida – have a ton of responsibilities. They’ve got class, they’ve got studying, they’ve got homework, they’ve got workouts, they’ve got practice, etc. Sometimes they’re probably going to be a little tired.
The “no yawning” rule seems to be a little extreme. Here’s the full list:
— Scott Carter (@GatorsScott) January 16, 2018