The Notre Dame football team decided to break tradition this year and hold the first four days of its training camp at Shiloh Park and Convention Center in Marion, Indiana, about two hours southeast of South Bend. So far, the camp has been filled with some activities better suited to summer camp, including riding on a rope swing, climbing a rock wall, and other team-building exercises.
What did it take to transport the team from South Bend to Shiloh Park?
Notre Dame SID Michael Bertsch took a closer look and broke down the numbers for Monday, Notre Dame’s first day of training camp.
20,000: Weight in pounds of ice
800: Gallons of Gatorade (by powder)
607.5: Gallons of Gatorade (by bottle)
500: Different pairs of shoes
450: Total towels brought for the week (despite Shiloh providing over 600 per day)
400: Pieces of chicken breast at both lunch and dinner
350: Pieces of pork chop at dinner
196: Total travel party
116: Total length in feet of trailer truck it took to transport all the Irish equipment from South Bend (two semis and one 26-foot truck)
105: Amount of players that suited up for practice Monday
65: Shiloh’s total measured land in acres
23: Student managers
20: Student trainers
11: Laptops distributed to the coaching staff for film breakdown
7: Total dorms being used for accommodations
5: Charter buses needed to transport the travel party
4: Cameras needed to film practice
1: Brian Kelly
The team continued to feast last night with a super-sized order of chicken wings.
Obviously, the process of moving to training camp isn’t too difficult, especially for a program that traveled all the way to Dublin and Los Angeles last season, but it is interesting to see the logistics of moving a football team. The food in particular stands out — those big boys are eating.