The Fastest 40 Yard Dash Ever

What Research Found Out On This Very Important Topic

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Football fans across America continue to obsess over the most simple drill in the game of football. Is there anything more discussed than the 40 yard dash? Every Spring, this drill takes center stage and undoubtedly the question is asked 1,o00’s of times. What’s the fastest 40 yard dash?

Just as sure as you get the question asked 1,000 times, you will get dozens of ridiculous answers. For starters, let’s find out why the 40 yard dash? When and why did 40 yards become so significant? It started in the 1960’s with the NFL team that had the most developed and comprehensive scouting department and that was the Dallas Cowboys. Prior to this time period, NFL coaches chose the 50 yard dash as the mark of measure to determine a player speed worthiness. In 1960, Gil Brandt, the director scouting for the Cowboys along with his department came up with the 40/20/10 measurement. The 40 was used for all players. The 20 yard split time of the 40 was of great significance for linemen since the thought was that they rarely run 40 yards in a game. The 10 yard split was important for wide receivers as a measure of their burst off of the line of scrimmage. With this, a drill was born and almost 50 years later, it has become the center piece of info on a prospective high school, college or professional football player.

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Recruiting Law: Don’t Be Late to the Party

Ever showed up to a party later than you wanted only to see people filing out of the house or hall or club?  Remember the sinking feeling you had as people walked by smiling and laughing.  Perhaps the dagger really got stuck in your heart when you saw someone you know and they say “man you missed it,  where were you?”.

Perhaps you missed the party for the ages by moving too slowly for whatever reason.  In time,  you’ll get over it.  Being late to the recruiting party can be a pain that lasts a lifetime.

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Looking at the Possible AP Top 10

The Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide lead the odds-boards to win the National Title again at the best sports betting sites.

We have to think that the Tigers and Tide get ranked No. 1 and No. 2.

The Georgia Bulldogs should get the No. 3 ranked spot. Some ballets put Ohio State No. 4 but I disagree. I think Michigan is a better team and now has the better coach. That said, Ohio State has a much easier schedule. However, the AP Polls should be based off of expected wins with relationship to the remaining schedule, it should be solely based on how powerful a team is. So, we put the Wolverines at the No. 4 spot.

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Ranking the Top 5 States for Elite Football Talent

By: Chad Wilson – Editor – GridironStuds Blog
Twitter: @GridironStuds

It’s that time of year.  The time of year where folks anxious for the football season to start begin ranking things related to football.  Lately,  I have seen a lot of rankings related to the states that produce the “most” football recruits and it had me wondering.  What states produce the most elite football talent in the country right now?  So I set out to do some research and found a few surprises.

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If You Say You Love Football but You Won’t Go to Class Then You Are A Liar

By: Chad Wilson – owner – GridironStuds.com
Twitter: @GridironStuds

Football was always important to me even before I actually started playing it in an organized fashion at age 12.  Important is one thing,  loving it is another. When you love something or someone,  your actions are different.

When we were coaching together at University School in Davie, FL,  current Toledo WR coach Kevin Beard said something that stuck with me. He said “love is an action word”.  Anyone can say they love something but it’s what you do that really shows it.  Football was important to me when I entered high school but after my freshman year,  being popular and cool was important as well.  Being popular and cool didn’t really coincide with having a high GPA and being in class all the time.  Yes,  I know,  it’s the foolish thinking of teens who often think they are the smartest people on Earth.  Despite growing up in an environment that stressed reading and education,  I decided that I need to break free from that thinking and garner the attention of the ladies.

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To Hell With it Then, Just Put Me in the Portal – The NCAA Transfer Portal Yields More Questions than Answers

By: Chad Wilson – Owner – GridironStuds.com
Twitter: @GridironStuds

Freedom of movement.  That’s the buzz line for the current generation of “workers” in this day in age.  We all want a life devoid of restrictions.  Basically we all just want to do what we want to do when we want to do it.  So when the NCAA created the transfer portal it appeared to be an outstanding idea that fell right in line with the philosophy I discussed in my opening sentence.  However,  freedom comes with it’s responsibilities and it’s consequences.

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