Preparing the locker room and sideline on the road is a two-day operation. The 18-man equipment staff does it five times per year during the regular season. Watch the crew at work as they transform the Gators’ quarters at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn.
Moving an SEC football team is no easy task. Without truck drivers Gene Devellis and Steve Cibulsky the Florida Gators would not have the tools to compete during an away game. It's nonstop for these truckers as they try and pack Ben Hill Griffin Stadium onto a semi-truck.
Ever wondered how many sets of jerseys, helmets and cleats complete an entire football team’s wardrobe? Jason Baisden, the Gators’ associate director of athletic equipment shows us what goes into the trunks before game day.
The equipment and training staff has backups for each item on their packing lists, but there are a few items they can’t just do without. We asked the heads of the Gators’ equipment and athletic training departments for the five essentials items in their bags on the sideline.
A time-lapse video of the equipment managers setting up the Gator locker room at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala, Oct. 14, 2011. This video condenses 94 minutes to 43 seconds and consists of 1,743 individual photos.
For more on the work of the Equipment staff, visit Team in Transit