The last week of Minnesota’s off season training before spring practice began earlier this week was dubbed “Juice Week” by PJ Fleck and the rest of the Gopher staff.

To celebrate the occasion, and to juice up the event even more than usual, players were informed that the week would be taking on a distinct professional wrestling flavor, inspired by The Ultimate Warrior character.

The clip highlighting the high-energy week opens with The Ultimate Warrior stating, “Fear is the first taste of defeat.”

As you can see in the video below, players were amped up to learn of the special theme and it and really seemed to help them take things to the next level.

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