Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The finale

The Vikings held their final morning practice of training camp on Wednesday and head coach Leslie Frazier was handing out a lot of thank yous.

During his morning press conference he thanked the fans for their support over the last two-plus weeks, saying they created a great environment for the players at training camp. He also thanked the Mankato community for their hospitality as well as Minnesota State University.

"This is our 48th year here and for a lot of that time we stayed in Gage Towers," Frazier said. "This year we moved to a different dorm and things couldn't have gone better. MSU went the extra mile to make us feel welcome."

Another person Frazier thanked, albeit indirectly, was the meteorologist. He said the weather was ideal for the players and he knows they appreciated it.

Frazier himself would have preferred it to be a little more hot because he'd like the linemen to sweat a little bit more, but overall he thought the conditions were nice. He labeled the 2013 camp a success in terms of accomplishing what the team wanted to get done.

The team had a movie night earlier in the week when they all got together to go see the film Reds II, but he said there no plans to do something similar on the final night in Mankato.

"I hope nobody on the team has anything big planned," he said with a chuckle. "I hope it's low key and everybody just gets ready to fly out to Buffalo (on Thursday)."

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