Submitted by rdlwolverine on January 4th, 2011 at 1:18 PM

So, what is the verdict on Barwis?  When RR first arrived, one of the most promising developments was supposedly the replacement of the obsolete Gittleson strength and conditioning regime with the modern and superenergized Barwis regime.  Is there any empirical evidence of improved performance on the field with Barwis?  Would we have been even worse with a Gittleson approach?

I have not crunched any numbers, but it seems to me that we have consistently performed worse in the second half of games; 4th quarter even worse than 3rd quarter.  Clearly, we have performed better earlier in the season than late in the season. These observations do not seem consistent with the concept that Barwis will make the team the team physically stronger and with better endurance.