The Hurricanes held their second practice of the summer Wednesday. Both times, inclement weather interrupted their work on the field.
The lightning alert went off about 30 minutes into Wednesday afternoon’s practice. More than 90 minutes later, the team came back out to finish. Unlike the Dolphins’ facility in Davie, the Canes don’t have a covered practice area. So when the storms come, they head inside to the weight room.
“Interruptions are part of it, no matter where you are,” coach Al Golden said. “There’s always some kind of distraction, whether it’s class or the media or a guy getting injured. I just told them how great it was to see a team come out after that kind of delay and have that kind of focus and energy. They really competed. It was real mature of them.”
When the players head inside, they talk to their position coaches for a bit — “coaches are like addicts, and they’re in there coaching like crazy,” Golden said — then break off individually.
Junior receiver Herb Waters said the breaks aren’t much of a distraction.
“I think it’s good for chemistry,” Waters said.
“After we meet with our coaches we sit around and talk with each other, bond with each other. We’re out here to have fun whether it’s in the weight room during a break or out on the field. We’re having fun no matter what.”