Having had those three practices to see their players up close on the practice field, coaches will be using the break to make evaluations.
There are three areas that Sarkisian and his staff will be looking at.
First, the staff will assess what’s been done over the course of the first three practices and determine if it fits the personnel schematically. Second, they’ll look to see if there are players playing one position that may be able to help at another position. Third, they’ll look for things to emphasize and goals to set for the conclusion of spring practice.
"That’s the plan," Sarkisian said. "I think we gathered a great deal of information.
"Everybody’s got all of their film on their iPads."
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Not only does Sarkisian expect this break to be beneficial for him and his staff, but for the players also, who he says hit "a little bit of a wall" during the third and final practice before the break.
"It was, physically and mentally, pretty grueling on them," Sarkisian said. "We put a lot on them in three days."
Once the team returns to practice next Tuesday, it’ll be like the beginning all over again with the day one installation.
"(We’ll) really start focusing in on the fundamentals and the techniques and the details of those calls," Sarkisian said.