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The stat you’ll hear all day: 33 UK players can now run over 19 MPH

Erik Korem’s high performance training program is one of the calling cards of UK football now, and this morning, Jordan Swindle gave us a great stat to show how much it’s making a difference. Swindle said that two years ago, only five UK players ran over 19 mph when monitored in practice. Last week, 33 players ran over 19 mph. Shew.

Kyle Tucker asked Mark Stoops about that stat, which he’s already repeated a few times in his rounds this morning.

“That’s a piece of the technology that our players look at the actual data that we have with the high-performance program and part of the good thing of that stuff is you can’t hide from it. The numbers are the numbers, and that’s a fact. That’s the information I got from our strength and conditioning people, so that’s encouraging. Each year as I look at the data, I see improvement, I see the strength and speed improving.”

I think someone needs to clock the KSR crew to see how fast we can run. It sounds bizarre, but my money’s on Ryan Lemond.

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8 Comments for The stat you’ll hear all day: 33 UK players can now run over 19 MPH

  1. asdf
    11:24 am July 15, 2015 Permalink

    I don’t think could run 19 miles per day.

  2. SADmaninKY
    12:13 pm July 15, 2015 Permalink

    Ryan would probably get pulled over for jayrunning!

  3. Catman4Life
    2:48 pm July 15, 2015 Permalink

    I did some dimensional analysis and 19 MPH directly correlates to a 4.3 second 40 yard dash. The fact we have over a third of the team that is that fast now is very encouraging.

  4. Jay
    3:37 pm July 15, 2015 Permalink

    We need names…

  5. Kyle
    4:59 pm July 15, 2015 Permalink

    Could you imagine if Matt Elam was one of the 33! Wow. Lol. (I know, I know but one can daydream)

  6. Scott
    9:33 pm July 15, 2015 Permalink

    Lol…you’re way off on the 4.3 40 yd.

  7. Wayne
    10:32 pm July 15, 2015 Permalink

    That 4.3 would be correct but it reflects full speed from the start to finish. Ordinarily it takes average athlete 10 yards to get to full speed. The quicker you get to full speed the faster your 40 is. Thats why they time the 40 and not the 100.

  8. Catman4Life
    10:43 pm July 15, 2015 Permalink

    -I’m not wrong. Math is math, Scott. Sorry you’re not good at it. I agree Wayne, the math does take full acceleration into account. That’s why I said “directly correlates”. However, I read on another website that the 19 mph was a top speed reading, not constant speed reading. This means the 4.3 second 40 yard dash is mathematically accurate.