“Nick Chubb. He runs hard, I’ll tell you that. He runs like he’s in trouble.”

That’s a great quote from Vanderbilt LB Nigel Bowden in a good Jon Solomon piece about a survey of 42 SEC players on a variety of topics, from who’s the best player in the conference to how many teams should be in the CFP field.

The only real surprise in it for me was how many players are unconcerned about concussion risks.  Either the schools have really upped their game on protecting the kids, or a lot of heads are buried in the sand.

Anyway, take a minute to read it.

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19 responses to ““Nick Chubb. He runs hard, I’ll tell you that. He runs like he’s in trouble.”

  1. Timphd

    Senator, think there’s a bad link. Goes straight to site for developing a website, at least for me.

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  2. Hogbody Spradlin

    The link requests a username and password.

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  3. Em, King here

    bad link

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  4. Em, King here

    wow, none of that was showing when I replied

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  5. simpl_matter

    Seems most of the players they surveyed have been recently concussed, probably several times.

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  6. Dawg Vegas

    Looks like it was a survey of the players at SEC Media Days

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  7. TuckerDawg

    Over 80% report spending more than 40 hours per week on football related activities.

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    • That was the least surprising part of the survey for me.

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      • TuckerDawg

        Well, it goes without saying that you were not surprised. It is valuable survey data, though, because I still hear the student-athlete argument all the time.

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    • JCDAWG83

      I was a little confused on some of the answers to that. It seemed like they included studying time with football activities. I’d like to see an actual football related activity schedule. I’m not doubting the number completely, but it wasn’t really clear to me.

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  8. Russ

    Interesting article. I agree about the concussions. I think they have their heads in the sand. I hope I’m wrong but I fear not.

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    • Will (The Other One)

      I don’t quite read it that way. I think it’s less “they’re not concerned” and more “they don’t want to think about it, because that will impact their play, or worse, lead to a slip that results in a concussion.”

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  9. at least the Vandy LB didn’t say “he runs like he stole something.” CCSD would send an investigator.

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  10. -Interesting that a guy(Allen) at a position(QB) that has the least amount of head contact is the one the least concerned and says anyone who is even slightly concerned shouldn’t play.

    -Comments on the fans only emphasizes what I’ve come to realize in my lifetime- that there are some truly embarrassing assholes out there. Been doing a couple three road games for years and I’ve come to almost enjoy those games more than the homes games because those Dawg fans know how to party without going too far and I get a chance to to be embarrassed for another school’s coughTennessee and LSU cough fans instead of my own. I’ve always said: the day I take it as personally as some is the day I find a new hobby.

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    • JCDAWG83

      100% agree about the fans. These are amateur athletes, at least for a little while longer. There is no reason at all to criticize the players. The coaches are another matter, they are paid a lot of money and should expect scrutiny and criticism.

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