“I’m confused as to what coach Hocke is.”

It wouldn’t be a new year without a new philosophy in the S&C department.  And so it is:

Last year a big emphasis on defense was dropping weight, in order for players to substitute more freely and play faster against up-tempo offenses. Defensive coordinator Jeremy Pruitt, who spearheaded that emphasis, also hasn’t spoken to the media yet this offseason, but Jenkins indicated that the emphasis this offseason is slightly different. Not changed, but perhaps just advanced.

“We have the depth now where we can put people where they want to be put, and now that we’ve had a full season in the system, I feel like certain guys might gain muscle weight,” Jenkins said. “Like I’ve been dropping down the fat weight.”

Before you label that typical offseason happy talk, note Jenkins’ body changes.

Jordan Jenkins, the senior outside linebacker, estimated he’s at around 13 percent body fat, after being measured at 14.8. He’s also added about six pounds, up to 251.

“It’s just healthier weight that’s on me now,” Jenkins said.

Proof’s in the pudding, of course, and we can’t know if this pays off for several months.  It’s fair to say that overall, team conditioning has improved steadily over the past couple of seasons.  But it would be nice to see a little more strength and stamina to counter some of the soft run defense we saw in the latter half of 2014.

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6 responses to ““I’m confused as to what coach Hocke is.”

  1. DawgPhan

    I can’t figure out how to complain about CJT playing country music and how they means we are weak, but I expect someone to.

    Also I want to know what sort of crazy zydeco/hip hop/EDM is playing in the weight room now.

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  2. Scorpio Jones, III

    “Proof’s in the pudding, of course, and we can’t know if this pays off for several months.” But, but, but….spring, Faton…several months? Wahhhhhh. 😦

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  3. Irishdawg

    “But it would be nice to see a little more strength and stamina to counter some of the soft run defense we saw in the latter half of 2014.:”

    I mentioned this when Hocke got hired. I thought the defense really handled spread offenses last year, particularly Auburn’s, and they certainly wore down a few teams. But we got pushed around by a more physical Florida offense (I just got sick writing that) and even more inexplicably, by Tech (who has small offensive lineman we should have thrown around like toys).

    The Dawgs have to have the wind, obviously, but they’re also going to need some interior beef if we’re going to handle power offenses like Alabama’s and Florida’s.

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    • James Stephenson

      Florida was not the interior, in fact they were getting push. Our OLBs we not setting the edge, go back and watch it they were gashing GA bouncing outside. GT was our two freshmen RBs finally looking like Freshmen fumbling inside the 5. Take those away and GA blows them out of the water.

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  4. Dog in Fla

    Like Buddy Diliberto before him, Hocke is a foot soldier in the Confederacy of Y’ats…not that there’s anything wrong with that…

    “Some English dialects are so uncommon that they adopt the mythology of the Loch Ness Monster. One such dialect, unique the city of New Orleans, is locally referred to as Yat. It is renowned not because of how strange it sounds, but rather its familiarity: the accent bears more than a passing resemblance to New York City English.”

    http://dialectblog.com/2011/09/01/on-the-hunt-for-the-new-orleans-yat/

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yat_dialect

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