That’s a good thought and provides me ANOTHER chance to explain the process for getting the weights.
The weights you get are updated twice a year. So the next time you will see updated weights will be in August.
It never changes. Ever. You get updated weights in mid March at the start of spring drills and again in August before fall camps. That’s the only times they are updated. It’s not the way everyone would like to see them updated. We’d like them updated every month, or every two months, or every four months. But we get them updated every six months.
I can find you posts where people complain about not getting updated weights every spring, every summer, every winter. We would all like to see weights updated a little more often than what we get them, but it’s not really a concern for the communications staff or the coaches. Sorry. That won’t change … ever.
It’s just the way it is with football teams. I don’t think it’s anymore dated this year than it was last year, or in 1992 when I first started doing this magazine.
The coaches don’t make it a focus to give media the weights updated 10 times a year. Yes, they have them. But they don’t give them out, for whatever reason. So you don’t get the gains or the losses very often. Players will tell you their current weights. But they change weekly and for sure monthly.
The interviews for this magazine were mainly done in early May before finals of the spring semester. In those handful of interviews, a player might mention his weight. They’ve gone home for three weeks, then began summer school. It’s different now than it was eight weeks ago.
The weights are from the week before spring drills started. That’s the weights you are going to see until the August roster is handed out the first day of fall practice. Those weights will be from checks by the conditioning staff on or about July 15. That will be the weights you read all season, although they will go both ways (lighter and heavier) over the next three months. Then, you won’t see weights again until the spring roster.
As they say, sorry about that. Nothing is going to change in this process going forward. You will see them updated twice a year and we will run that roster.
FYI, those are the weights from the roster given us for the spring game the first week of April. That’s the last time a published roster was given to the media.