Just before we stopped by Corvallis last week on the Pac 12 Tour, we brought you a video highlighting the Beavers intense off season efforts.
Brian Miller, Oregon States sports performance center director, told ESPN's Kevin Gemmell recently thatthe emphasis for this off season was to work on the team's "want to".
Miller explains that the "'want to' refers to the individual's preconceived internal desire to maximize and apply effort to everything they are doing. You have to want to get better, you have to want to be faster, you have to want to overcome an injury, you have to want to eat and recover properly"
Miller believes that football is about more than just effort. In his opinion, "you have to peel away the many layers and factors that create and influence effort; and that begins with an individual’s 'want to.' Simply put, the team was challenged every day to be on a relentless pursuit of increasing their 'want to.' You have that approach every day and mix in a highly competitive training environment and you hope that it carries over onto the football field.”
Oregon State will begin to put that belief to the test when they take the field on April 3 to kick off spring ball. The Beavers spring game will take place April 28.