Scouting the enemy; some good stuff on UGA's new conditioning program and other stuff: http://ugasports.blog.ajc.com/2014/...training-tempo-in-response-to-hurry-up-trend/ 1. Georgia hasn’t gone into great detail about it just yet, but the Bulldogs pretty much retooled their strength and conditioning workout routine this summer. Coach Mark Richt said part of it was to address the avalanche of injuries the team encountered last season and part of it was to adjust to the increasingly fast pace at which college football is being played. Richt said the Bulldogs reviewed video of the fastest-paced offenses they played last season and logged how long it took for the the actual plays to be executed and how much time elapsed before the next play. They wanted to determine how long players exert maximum physical output versus how long they had to recover between plays. As one might guess, there wasn’t much recovery time against the highest-tempo teams (ie: Auburn, Clemson, Missouri). “Not many plays go to past eight seconds of exertion; most are about five or six seconds,” Richt said. “The teams that are going to fastest and snapping that ball within 20 to 25 seconds. So we wanted to make sure a lot of our training was that way.” Richt said the recovery times used to be in the 30- to 40-second range. So the Bulldogs are having the players sprint hard and lift hard in 8- to 10-second spurts repetitively and are giving them 20 seconds or less to recover. “We’re giving them probably a shorter recovery time in training so we’re able to handle the fastest of the teams that go,” Richt said.