USU Football's Eric Moats Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Journal - Day 3
Dec. 15, 2011
BOISE, Idaho - Aggie senior WR Eric Moats will be submitting journal entries throughout the week at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, Idaho. Moats has been submitting weekly blogs throughout the season, and will be sharing his thoughts about the Aggies' preparations for the Bowl game.
Today was more of a relaxed day. We practiced in the afternoon after some meetings this morning and had a normal typical Thursday practice. It was one of the crispest practice I believe we have had which shows that every player is mentally ready. We are now 48 hours out from the game and I believe everyone is starting to focus in on the task at hand. We have had a great time up here and are so thankful to the city of Boise, but we know what we came here for and are starting to get mentally ready for a tough physical battle.
The one event that we did have tonight was the Humanitarian Awards Dinner. I myself, was fortunate enough to be nominated for and receive this award. It is awarded to one member from each team and is based on community service and charity and I was very grateful to be able to receive this award. The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl and the Humanitarian Awards did an amazing job of providing us with a great dinner and a great opportunity to celebrate charity and giving back to the community that I have come to love and respect so much. It truly was an honor and I have all the fans, coaches, and players to thank for my opportunity to receive the award, you all took me in and treated me as one of your own and all I really wanted to do was repay you for all you've done for me.
Once dinner was completed, we were given a little more free time at which time almost all the players just decided to stay in the hotel and relax a little. We understand the game is coming up and tomorrow is a true pregame Friday so a lot of the players, me included, decided tonight was a great night to get your legs back and just relax and enjoy the hotel. We are excited for tomorrow because it will be very close to a normal Friday that we experience on almost all the trips which is something we are familiar with and we all know it means the game is getting closer. We are also looking forward to the Pep Rally with all the fans tomorrow as well. Hope to see you there!