Stanford has rolled out a well done series entitled "How We Do It" that covers everything from morning practices to the players lives inside the walls of a classroom.
On the field, sports performance coordinator Shannon Turley explains the reason for 6am workouts in the off season saying, "What we're trying to do is inconvenience the guys by getting them up early and giving them some adverse circumstances and seeing who can still have the enthusiasm and energy and focus despite that."
"Your going to have to compete and your going to have to beat somebody, and earn that spot and take that job from someone else."
As one player put it, "Nobody has any conflicts at 6am." No excuses.
This clip is a great example of why being a student athlete at Stanford is a truly a unique experience.