SAN ANTONIO - With the kickoff of the UTSA 2017 football season just a little over two weeks away, second-year head coach Frank Wilson decided his team needed a break.
“Sometimes you know you need it because you read the body language of the team,” Wilson said.
Wilson and his staff loaded up the Roadrunners on team buses and headed for Fiesta Texas Wednesday afternoon to “take a stroll down the lazy river and let the cold water hit your body,” Wilson said.
The visit to Fiesta Texas lasted about four hours, and afterward, the entire team was treated to smoothies before late team meetings.
“They were very appreciative of it,” Wilson said. “When you only work together and you don’t do things outside of this building, it’s very difficult to form a genuine relationship.”
Josiah Tauaefa, the Roadrunners starting linebacker who led the team in tackles with a school record 115 last season as a redshirt freshman, was one of those players who was very appreciative of the break.
“It was a lot of fun with this group,” Tauaefa said with a big smile. “It was family bonding.”
When asked if the coaches participated in the fun at the Six Flags water park, Wilson said they did.
“We got a little wet,” Wilson said. “’Til people starting taking pictures and we put on our shirts. I didn’t want anybody seeing my belly.”
The UTSA Roadrunners kick off their 2017 season on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. against the University of Houston in the Alamodome.
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