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Extra prep time for Alabama is good news according to Matt Rhea

via: Marvin Gentry USA Today Sports


With the announcement of the South Eastern Conference shifting to a 10-game conference only schedule beginning on Sept. 26, this provides every team and athlete an extra two months ahead of the season.

What happens between now and then is on them, but Alabama’s strength coaches have their own plans for what will go down over the next 60 days.

Rhea and fellow strength coach David Ballou have been leading the charge in advancing Alabama’s strength and speed since March and have done so by introducing a new approach to training.

Both Ballou and Rhea’s backgrounds in strength and conditioning have been aided with advanced data and tracking analytics. It has already proven to be a great use for the Crimson Tide as the improvement in strength and speed has been noticeable.

Rhea was able to find out last week that the current roster possesses 25 of the top 50 fastest speed profiles which contain numerous former Alabama players from the past decade. Players like Jaylen Waddle, Javon Baker and even Landon Dickerson have shown to be impressive in the offseason.

With Rhea and Ballou in charge, Alabama will surely be physically prepared whenever and wherever the season begins.

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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77

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