Kirby blinded me with science.

It sounds like Georgia is leaving no stone unturned in pursuit of a national title.  (h/t)

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.


Filed under Georgia Football, Science Marches Onward, The Body Is A Temple

15 responses to “Kirby blinded me with science.

  1. waterloodawg

    Or maybe this means practices were not as intense before the Notre Dame and Fla games.


    • jsobasky

      so you think they didn’t practice as hard during FLORIDA WEEK? Are you on drugs?


      • The science says the glycogen levels were highest then, that means the muscles didn’t deplete energy stores the week/days leading up to those games as much as leading up to the other games. You have to have a balance between practice, endurance, and rest. AND NO I’M NOT ON DRUGS!!!!


  2. Jt (the other one)

    I am willing to bet that the lowest score came probably before the MIZZOU game which was the last of our first 5 followed by a bye week. The second lowest probably was the first Barn’ game which came after a very physical game with SCar.


  3. Go Dawgs!

    I love this. David Pollack was pointing out the other day either on 92.9 or on ESPN that he didn’t expect Chip Kelly to terrorize the Pac 12 as much at UCLA as he did at Oregon simply because the league had caught up to what he was doing at Oregon. When he first got to Oregon, they were the only team paying close attention to nutrition and GPS tracking and all of the other things that have become more commonplace now. For Georgia to be on the cutting edge, we’ve got to be on the leading edge of innovations like this. Does it really make a difference? Who knows? It obviously didn’t hurt us, though, and if our coaches are getting more insight into how best to put a football team on the field on Saturday that’s at peak performance, that’s a great thing. Between this stuff and the use of the IPF in the heat of summer, I think Georgia’s players having their healthiest and strongest season in recent memory may be a little more than dumb luck.


  4. Stoopnagle

    God I hate algorithms.


  5. Dawg151

    “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.”

    You had me at “Colorado-based”.


  6. W Cobb Dawg

    I’m gonna have to paraphrase Dr. Evil on this: “I don’t think its too much to ask that our players have fricken laser beams in their heads!”