Nebraska was the birthplace of collegiate strength and conditioning perfection, so it breaks my heart to read what came out of Kyler Reed's mouth the other day: "We've also run more, especially earlier in the summer. Coach Dobson believes you can't over-train, and I agree."
This spells big trouble, my friends. B-I-G. The human body can only operate at miximum strength, speed and power over a short course of the year...and yes, it's easier to overtrain than undertrain. Decades of research and regimens have backed this up.
Mark my words, Nebraska Football needs to upgrade its training doctrine -and soon- or it will never get anywhere near the Top 10 consistently. There are too many programs out there who have caught up with what we were doing in the 90's... and they now overshadow us by eeking out that extra 1%,2%,3% improvement that gets the ball over the goal line or makes the pivotal defensive play late in the year when bodies are beaten up and bruised.
The old Big 10 gorillas used to fold at the end of the season precisely because of this type of training...and I am saddened that we are now following their lead instead of blazing a smarter, more dominating path.