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Minnesota Football: Nekton of the Week is a Thing

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But what does that even mean?

Summer is here, the football team is on campus and preparing for the season with offseason workouts. And there was this Tweet sent out by Coach Fleck declaring the Nekton of the Week for the first two weeks of the summer offseason.

You may recall that having a Nekton Mentality is one of the three things necessary to being Elite. What is a Nekton Mentality? Do a quick Google search and you’ll find plenty of articles that talk about Fleck’s use of “Nekton Mentality.” There are a few ways in which he applies this to being Elite.

1 - You are always hungry, always attacking and never satisfied

Always attacking and never satisfied is really what this comes down to. A Great White shark doesn’t every stop or sit back and rest. Always moving, always attacking and never satisfied. I just typed “always attacking, never satisfied” three times (now four)...it’s important to being Elite.

2 - You don’t let the situation dictate what is going to happen.

The technical definition of Nekton is an organism that can move independently of currents. Regardless of the situation a nekton organism is able to move at it’s will and do what it needs to do. And what does it do? You guessed it...always attacking and is never satisfied.

So there is now a team weekly award for the Nekton of the Week. Antonio Shenault won it in week one and Cody Poock won it in week two. We’ll have our TDG intern figure it out how one goes about winning such an award.