March 7th, 2018 at 10:13 AM ^

Connolly received a bachelor’s degree in "Manual Therapy from the Institute of Physical Therapy, Dublin, and a PhD in computer integration- based optimization from the University of Limerick."

Oh so he's legit Irish. I guess it makes sense why he's plastered at noon on a Monday then.

Blue in St Lou

March 7th, 2018 at 10:19 AM ^

A relative of mine received a masters degree in Performance Studies.  She explained that it was a broad field becsuse all human activity involves performance.  According to his bio, Fergus' title is actually Director of Performance Science.  I guess that makes it a little narrower than Perfornance Studies because my relative's field wasn't limited to science.

I hope that makes it clear.


March 7th, 2018 at 9:51 PM ^

it's not about paying players (who already receive a $100,000 scholarship, 'FREE' talent development, 'FREE' strength training, 'FREE' nutritionists, 'FREE' media promotion, etc..) any athlete who feels they need to be paid...should get a job instead. Or...TAKE OUT A STUDENT LOAN AND SAY FUCK YOU NCAA FOOTBALL...

The other piece ignorance overlooks, NCAA/title IX says can't pay football/basketball/hockey and not pay track, wrestling, baseball, swim, dive, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, golf, gymnastics rowing, cross country, womens golf, tennis, softball, basketball, track and field, cross country, gymnastics, volleyball, swimming, diving, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, and water if you want the cash to build world class facilities, hire world class coaches, provide world class education...keep the focus on DOING THE RIGHT THING. see JOHN BEILEIN....he's making it work DOING THE RIGHT THING. Even against cheating bastards in Lansing, Columbus, etc. If the NCAA had any testicular fortitude, and actually hammered violators, this discussion wouldn't be happening.


March 7th, 2018 at 12:46 PM ^

In my experience working as a strength coach, this position has been titled as an administration job, which is technicaly the boss of the strength and conditioning staff (minus football and sometimes basketball).  The reveneue generating sport's strength staff tend to be appointed by the head coach.  The rest of the strength staffs, often called Olympic strength and conditioning, tend to be appointed by the performance director.  I would liken it to the AD of the strength and conditioning coaches for all the sports minus football and men's basketball.  This was how they did it at 2 of the 4 schools I worked at.