a night of no helmets. No pads. Just football players, rock-hard determination
and hundreds of pounds of steel weight.
it Night of Champions, but it's really the culmination of months of off-season
conditioning. It's a night of power, ego and testosterone -- as in who
can lift how much, how many times.
Anthony Alabi impressively established a school record of 805 pounds in
the squat. Moments later, he said the mark wouldn't last through next
season. "I've got almost three years left and I'm going to get a lot bigger,
so I might break it. Maybe 900, 950," said the 318-pound sophomore offensive
Sean Stilley also did a little record breaking of his own. His 600-pound
squat set a standard for quarterbacks.
Frogs have come a long way since Patterson started the program five years
ago -- every football weight lifting record has been broken, some of them
talk about measuring a football program in bowl games, but this is where
success starts -- in this weight room," Patterson said. "This
is the behind-the-scenes story of how TCU football has made such strides."