Iowa center Rob Bruggeman was asked this week if it’s hard to get pumped for a game against a team like Florida International.
I think his answer is telling.
“It’s not hard to get up for a football game. You don’t get that many opportunities. It’s not like basketball where you get something like 50 games or something crazy. We get 12, maybe 13 if we’re lucky. Every opportunity to play a football game is exciting. You come out of that tunnel, if you don’t feel something, you probably shouldn’t be there. It’s an awesome experience.”
They get 12 of these. They get 12 games to do what they train nearly year round to do. If that’s not incentive, I don’t know what is.