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“I’d rather have that than ‘Stomachs,’ ” Johnson said.

But even teasing is meant to help a team become closer, a goal more likely to come to fruition during camp than at any other time.

“The first couple full contact practices for freshmen, it is kind of our way of initiating them and welcoming them into the team — sometimes the hard way,” Moore said. “It’s kind of everybody getting used to each other and personalities. We just become tight in the next few weeks.”