SEC champion and College Football Playoff entrant Georgia has been using MuscleSound for assessments of players’ game readiness this season.
MuscleSound is a Colorado-based company that uses ultrasound imagery to measure glycogen and determine muscle fuel by sending photos to its cloud for computation with its proprietary algorithms. Low readings can be a precursor to soft-tissue injuries. Nutrition and training recommendations can be catered to each athlete.
The ultrasound company is relatively new to college football, having worked with Colorado since last year and starting its collaboration with Georgia this fall.
Data provided by MuscleSound showed a sampling of up to eight Georgia players each week to provide a snapshot of the team’s physical preparedness. The Bulldogs received their highest score prior to its second game of the season, a come-from-behind road victory at Notre Dame that not only showed team stamina but also proved decisive in propelling the school toward its eventual No. 3 national ranking and matchup with Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl.
One of Georgia’s two other highest marks came before its 42-7 thrashing of Florida in the rivalry game formerly dubbed “The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.” That game was preceded by the Bulldogs’ bye week, likely explaining the energy boost.
Dayum. I’ll have to take their word on much of that, but I got that the two highest scores came in the face of two of Georgia’s biggest wins this season. (Although it looks like the Dawgs did just fine as their scores declined during the Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and Tennessee trifecta.)
In any event, it’s noteworthy what kind of data this staff is receptive to analyzing.