this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
reason number 2 to be excited
Follow up to the bad weather post. The secondary will be much better DESPITE the loss of Brandent and co. for the following reasons.
#1 Barwis and Co. Beyond the strength, weight, fitness, conditioning, and speed changes, the secondary will benefit most from the agility, and hip fexibilty focus of barwis. You will see much smoother movements from the secondary which will equate to better performance.
#2 Shaffer is one of the best secondary techniqque minds in the country. They will be in position to make plays, and make big plays.
#3 Pressure on the Qb. Combining the new schemes of Shafer getting after the Qb, with a great DL, means better chances for the secondary to make plays.
#4 Morgan Trent Im expecting an AA type year from him this year. Another year of learning to play corner and doing db drills (shameless plug to my blog on the recent article about improving hip flexibility) to improve his flexibility is making Morgan into more than just a straight line runner.
dude, if you're going to plug the blog you should probably link it.
Then I read a comment from Vince Young after his RB performance against us, and someone asked him what the secret was to his great acceleration and power late in the game. His reply was "squats." I figured then that our S&C regimen was horribly out of date, and was as much hindrance as help. S&C alone will not guarantee victories, but one thing we will not see under Barwis is the slow-footed, plodding, unexplosive, and out-of-gas-at-crunch time team we've seen all too often over the years.