Discussion in 'Recruiting' started by ShortSideOption, Feb 1, 2019.
Love those clips.
Or actually killed by a bull.
I don't care about the 10 or the 40. With the new Touchback rules starting at the 25.......I want to measure the 75 yard dash.
A bull in a small holding pen can be pretty impressive....AND scary also!
I remember watching that game in the back row of my grad school class with an undergrad girl sitting next to me. I had to tell her to temper her excitement because the prof looked our way a few times. That same prof ended up being on my dissertation committee haha.
Curious if SSO or N2FL feel that Smothers's rating will rise this fall. He seems way more talented than an 86 and a 3 star.
Will be a meteoric rise. Happy Thursday!
Don't meteors fall? Thursdays suck.
That might be sarcasm
Is Smothers planning to graduate early? If so this is his last chance at indoor track. Good luck either way.
got through about 3 pages of this....so in conclusion LS is either really fast or not fast at all?!?!?
SSO: I really like hearing your take on these issues. I come from a pure track background, and I agree that pure 100m speed gives an indication of what someone can do, how fast they get there makes all the difference in the world. I thought there was someone who questioned track speedsters having success in football, and I thought I would mention a few: Bob Hayes, first man to win Olympic gold (1964 in 10.03) in 100m and a Super Bowl ring; Robert Griffin III, who was a world-class 400m hurdler at age 17; Eric Crouch; Herschel Walker was #23 in the world in 100m (10.23) in 1982; Bo Jackson was also a successful 100m runner (10.44); Deion Sanders ran 10.26 in the 100m. There have been some very impressive football players who were competitive in the 100m.
In a nutshell, yes
It’s an interesting thing to look at. I always look at a guy like Dusty Stamer, who was an unbelievable track guy in high school, then went to play football at USD and I believe was freshman of the year in that conference (if he wasn’t he was still an outstanding performer there). He transfers to Nebraska and ends up getting even faster, but Solich told him his speed just wasn’t translating on the field. Goes out for the track team and is running 10.1s but just couldn’t make it work at Nebraska despite getting faster than what he was up at USD where he dominated college football.
You then look at guys like Erwin Swiney, Eric Crouch, I believe even Randy Stella (always love throwing him in conversations as he was a LB who also did kick returns for us, awesome). Those guys ran track and weren’t elite, but their speed was elite on game days. Crouch could get up to speed so quick, when he made a decision to cut up field, defenses had a tough time closing the angle. Swiney struggled at Nebraska but was so gifted he still found a spot with Green Bay.
You then have cases like Stamer or Jeff Demps who was in the Olympics and an NFL coach told him to just stick with track.
Bottom line for me is I’d rather have a guy that’s running some fast track times at skill positions. Having track speed is never going to be a detriment. I’d rather have a lineman that is throwing the shot or disc or playing basketball before getting to college, competing and being well-rounded isn’t going to hurt. But there’s no one answer unfortunately to if it will translate.
I find it interesting how some guys can maintain that elite speed with pads on and some guys can't. And then there's the even more expectional guys that don't seem to lose their speed at all even with a football in their hands while others just seem to come back to the pack
Did Taylor Martinez ever do track? Have to think he would have had a great 60m time.
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