The Minnesota Vikings had the day off from training camp today, although they probably should have been back out working on the offense that only put up six points in Friday night's preseason loss in San Francisco.
That didn't mean that there wasn't football at MSU today.
The Mavericks football team took to the field this evening for the first time this season in preparation for their first game which is less than three weeks away.
The Mavs got the helmets and cleats on for the first of 21 practices before school starts.
100 players are in camp this year, and excitement is at an all time high.
Head coach Todd Hoffner says the team that was 9-3 last year and winners of the Mineral Water Bowl was a good team, but now he is looking for MSU to be great.
Coach Hoffner has high expectations for the Mavericks this season, and sophomore running back Andy Pfeiffer says the team has no plans of letting him down.
The Mavericks open the season in just 19 days on August 30th at Minot State.