There’s something interesting tucked into this piece about Marlon Brown.
… But his play against Missouri showed off the improvements Brown made during offseason work with Georgia’s new conditioning staff, particularly speed and flexibility coach Sherman Armstrong.
“Marlon is a big, physical receiver and he’s faster than he used to be,” Georgia coach Mark Richt said. “He’s trained, he’s trimmed his body down, he’s worked hard with our strength staff — Sherman Armstrong especially — with his speed. It’s paid off for him. He’s quicker, he’s more flexible and he’s always had real strong hands.”
That’s the first specific shout-out I’ve caught from Richt about the new strength and conditioning team. It seemed to me that the team as a whole looked to be in better physical shape than Missouri in the fourth quarter Saturday night. And there’s no question Brown seriously stepped up his game. So I’m wondering: are we seeing some real progress on this front?