Witt week always comes fast. In reality, it is hard to decide what to say about Witt week. For every person on the campus, and especially those on the team, the simple phrase “Witt week” carries a lot of meaning. This game is always more of a battle than a game and it is nearly impossible not to get excited about playing an opponent as good as Wittenberg.
The week leading up to this game is always one full of anticipation and added excitement. Except for the Bell game, it is hard to think of an opponent that gets guys fired up as much as Witt. There is always something a little different about practice this week; due in no small part to the fact that the conference championship is on the line.
Yes, the added spirit, attitude, and determination are all fun aspects of the week. However, I believe the absolute best part about Witt week is the way our team pulls together through all of the preparation we make. I am not saying we do not prepare for other games; trust me, we do. With so much at stake and knowing that we have to be at our best to beat this team, it is really cool to step back for a minute and consider the way guys on the team, and throughout the campus, rally together for the game. Developing our team into a family is always one of our main program goals, and I think that the sense of family that we have had, and continue to develop, would be very different without the bonds formed during Witt week.