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August 23, 2012Now that fall camp is over and classes at KU are back in session, the coaches and players are getting into their season schedule.
The coaches will generally spend the morning game planning. The team will begin meetings at 2:45 and get out on the practice field at 4:30 and practice generally gets done close to 6:30. The coaches will spend the evening as a staff going over the practice.
Cross said the biggest adjustment this week is seeing the players a lot less than they did in fall camp.
"Things move a lot faster because you don't have as much meeting or prep time but you still want to be detailed with the players," Cross said.
Tim Grunhard Q&A
Grunhard on recruiting the KC area
"It's a tough process because there are a lot of good schools out there but we are getting our message across. I can't say any names but we have some guys committed from the Kansas City area and we are on a bunch more. There has been a lot of pomp and circumstance about some other teams going into this year.
That's been something we have had to battle against but I think we are getting our message across, I think people see that Coach Weis is a winner and this is a great university. I think people want to see what this team is about before they jump in with both feed but when they see how good we are going to do I think they are going to be excited."
Grunhard on building relationships with the high school coaches he already knows from coaching at Bishop Miege
It's never easy but I think it is more comfortable. You walk in and you know guys, been around guys and have competed against guys. Sometimes when you beat guys they don't like you, so that's not the easiest thing to do to go in after you have beat them a couple years in a row. We are having some success in the recruiting area.
Grunhard on if he knew Tre Parmalee was going to be this impressive out of the gate at fall camp...
I coached Tre for two years and he was the best player on the team and that was a team which was one of the best in the state of Kansas. I knew he could come in and compete and I was excited when he came here. I think you are going to see some great things out of him.