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Florida's Weight Room Has A "No Yawning" Rule

A Florida Gators football player pumping up the crowd.

GAINESVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 05: Loucheiz Purifoy #15 of the Florida Gators asks the crowd for noise during the game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on October 5, 2013 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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, 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: