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    LSU really outplayed OSU in the national championship game and was clearly the better team. But most exsperts cited team speed for the reason they won. I hate this SEC myth and found some of the LSU combine numbers of their draft eligible players and they dont seem so fast?

    Chevis Jackson CB - 4.58 - 4.57
    Jonathan Zenon CB - 4.54 - 4.62
    Jacob Hester RB - 4.62
    Ali Highsmith LB - 4.87 - 4.72
    Glenn Dorsey DT - 5.13 - 5.12
    Early Doucet WR - 4.59 - 4.64
    Matt Flynn QB - 4.8

    These times are considered average at best and most are considered to not even be fast enough to play in the NFL.

    Vernon Gholston is basically the same speed as their skill position players.
    Last edited by DawgBone; 03-27-2008, 07:01 PM.

  • #2
    It's one thing to have good timed speed but to play fast in a whole other thing.


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    • #3
      Look at combine numbers all you like, but game film is the true measure of teams.


      Originally posted by Halsey
      I don't have to watch it to know it was not interesting.

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      • #4
        Point? Watch the tape of either of the last two National Championship games and tell me which team looked faster.

        Hell, both Earl Everrett of Florida and Ali Highsmith of LSU ran in the 4.8s and they seemed like the fastest guys on the field against tOSU.

        I'm glad all these Big 10 players run so fast in a straight line though.

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        • #5
          Ohio State had just as much speed as LSU. Heck, on defense we had more team speed than they did. LSU won b/c they were a better and more experienced team with a more than 1 dimensional offense and a defense that was much better coached. Ohio State's defensive tackles weren't very good in that game either, nor was the safety play.

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          • #6
            I thought the only real speed Ohio State showed was Beanie Wells or Malcolm Jenkins.


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            • #7
              Thanks DawgBone, for making a point I made 3 months ago. The SEC is a great conference but not because their speed is so superior to other conferences, and LSU is a clear example of this. LSU was a very big and physical team from top to bottom, and they show how speed is overrated in college football.

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              • #8
                4.6 for a FB is pretty good, btw.
                But theyre alot faster than there 40s say anyway



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                • #9
                  Originally posted by etk View Post
                  Thanks DawgBone, for making a point I made 3 months ago. The SEC is a great conference but not because their speed is so superior to other conferences, and LSU is a clear example of this. LSU was a very big and physical team from top to bottom, and they show how speed is overrated in college football.
                  Check.. Timed Speed is overrated in College Football, or any Football for that matter.


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                  • #10
                    A team can be coached to play "faster" if they run different offenses, react faster to the ball, and have room to run for 5 yards every carry because the defensive tackles keep getting blown 4 feet off the line.
                    Browns & Buckeyes <3

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                    • #11
                      I think its more reaction and instincts then speed.

                      Like Lofa Tatupu said:

                      Would you rather have a 4.3 guy running crazy or a 4.5 guy who know where the ball is gonig.

                      Or something like that.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by neko4 View Post
                        4.6 for a FB is pretty good, btw.
                        But theyre alot faster than there 40s say anyway
                        Hester played RB as a Senior and he will play RB in the NFL. 4.6 is fine for a RB and great for a FB.


                        Originally posted by YAYareaRB View Post
                        Check.. Timed Speed is overrated in College Football, or any Football for that matter.
                        Fine...point taken. It's not like Hester, the DLine or the DBs - Jones play fast anyway though. I'll take a physically imposing team like LSU over a track team (hmm....***tors) any day, but players like Holliday, Byrd, Highsmith (IDC about his 40 time) and Jones help even things out.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by islandboy843 View Post
                          I think its more reaction and instincts then speed.

                          Like Lofa Tatupu said:

                          Would you rather have a 4.3 guy running crazy or a 4.5 guy who know where the ball is gonig.

                          Or something like that.
                          Hmm....good quote. I'm not sure if I'd take Rey Maualaga (insane closing speed) or Tatupu (instincts are unreal because he studies opponents so well).

                          As Mayock was saying at the Senior Bowl....Keith Rivers flies all over the field but Dan Connor makes the same amount of plays because he diagnoses plays quickly and knows pursuit angles well. Then there are players that combine the two, like Derrick Brooks.

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                          • #14
                            This thing was beaten to death on about every OSU board like 2 years ago, but that Tatupu quote sums it up. Watch the Florida game and it becomes clear how the read/react by OSU's defense and how confused they look made it a lot easier for Florida, but I don't wanna go there- that was a sad day.

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                            • #15
                              I did not know that a short yardage/between the tackles guy(Hester) needed to be extremely fast. Nor a non option QB.

                              Ali was weak in coverage due to his lack of speed that was clearly evident. Chevis' lack of speed never cost him though since his bump technique was very well pulled off, and Ohio State never threw deep but once.

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