Inclement weather forces Michigan to practice in high school gym
TAMPA, Fla – Brady Hoke brought Michigan to Florida early to get his team acclimated to the weather.
This isn’t what he had in mind.
The Wolverines had to move their final Clearwater practice to Jesuit High School in Tampa due to inclement weather Wednesday, including rain and heavy winds that would have prevented the team from using lifts to film the workout.
Jesuit High has a press box that could be used for filming.
That delayed the start of practice for about 45 minutes. Then about 15 minutes into the workout, lightning forced Michigan to halt outdoor activities.
The team sought shelter inside Jesuit High, running through reps in stocking feet in the school’s gymnasium as they waited out the weather.
This is Michigan's third practice in Florida, and first since Christmas Eve. It faces South Carolina on Tuesday in the Outback Bowl.
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