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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Mike McLaughlin

Update on Columbia Football - April 9, 2013

Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics
          Release: 04/09/2013
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Off Season Workout Results

Winter Workouts are over – and as we hit the field for Spring Practice, we continue to be excited about the tremendous progress we are making in the weight room. Thanks to Coach Ryan Cidzik, his staff, the benefits of The Campbell Sports Center weight room and the hard work of Team 123, we are moving forward.

The start of Spring Football is another measurement point for our strength and conditioning program. We test and analyze our players at the following intervals: Start of Training Camp, End of Season, Start of Winter Workouts, Start of Spring Football, and End of Spring Football.

As a whole, our team is stronger, faster, quicker and more agile than it was a year ago. We are measuring everything: Vertical jump, broad jump (single and three-continuous), squat lift, bench press and clean lift maximums. Almost all of our players, across all positions and all classes, are making improvements in every area that we are measuring. This is exceptional news.

Since we last tested, we have improved our metrics team-wide in all categories:

Category

Improvement

(average team-wide)

Vertical Jump

+2.5 inches

Broad Jump (single)

+4.46 inches

Broad Jump (3 times)

+12.77 inches

Squats

+30.54 lbs

Bench

+15.15 lbs

Clean

+22.06 lbs

Throughout the winter workouts, we have been having a competition to see which player on Team 123 is the strongest, pound-for-pound. Click Here for a short video about our competition.

As of today, the strongest player on Team 123, pound-for-pound, is Marcorus Garrett. Strength and speed are extremely valuable for a running back — and Marcorus′ hard work, especially after a First Team All-Ivy League season, shows how committed he is (and we all are) to coming back even stronger next year.

In addition to Marcorus, the following are our strongest players, pound-for-pound, by position: DL-Niko Padilla, LB-Zach Olinger, ST-John Keefe, WR-Connor Nelligan, DB-Travis Reim, OL-Tom Callahan, TE/FB-Steven Silvio, QB-Trevor McDonagh.

A word about height and weight measurements: all metrics, especially as listed on a roster sheet, are a snapshot in time. Too many people appear to be getting caught up in the numbers listed on a page, rather than the progress being made by EVERY member of our team. We still have five months of hard work ahead of us on the field and the weight room.  We will continue to get bigger and stronger.

Also, people should know that comparisons to other team’s listed numbers can be misleading. The New York Times once wrote an article about how this works in basketball: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/22/sports/basketball/22score.html?_r=0. The same techniques in presenting weights and other measurements are used in football, and almost every other sport, especially at the college level.

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