Wildcats getting back up to speed

MARQUETTE – Due to NCAA practice rules, the Wildcats were finally able to strap on their full set of pads for the first time Monday.

Chris Ostrowsky begins year number three in charge of the program. The first couple days of camp is all about getting the newest group of ‘Cats, the freshmen, accustomed to football at the college level. Ostrowsky has been impressed with the incoming freshman class after just a handful of practices.

The speed of the game is something that you have to become adjusted to and I think little by little, some are ahead of others,” said head coach Chris Ostrowsky. “Overall I am real happy with the approach and their ability to be committed to being a Wildcat. It takes a lot of effort and pride in wearing that green and gold. It’s been a good start.”

“These young kids are flying around. We have a lot of big kids… I’m pretty impressed,” said NMU senior linebacker Nick Krause. “We have to come together as a team this year. I think if we do that we will win a lot of games and make a good run.”

“We talk in this program about ‘Bringing the Juice’ everyday and these guys have really embraced that. They’ve worked really hard on understanding it’s about the little things. I think that the culture, little by little, has really been special. It’s been changing and it’s been evolving. This group of players is committed to the work,” Ostrowsky went on to say.

The Wildcats next practice is Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. NMU was 3-7 last season.