We have no players at the NFL Combine, so why not check out how the Cal football players are doing in their strength and conditioning before spring practice starts?
Damon Harrington has taken over proceedings in the past year and a half, and based on how some players are performing in practice, it looks like an immediate impact is being made. The offensive players made huge leaps after one year of conditioning with Harrington, and I expect this season we should see some leaps with some of our newest contributors, both on offense and defense. (And an additional leap from our regular players couldn't hurt either!)
Take a look at the speed upgrade.
2015 40 testing in Berkeley aka Speed City saw twice as many 4.4s as 2014 and as many Bears 4.69 or better in 2015 as went below 5.0 in 2014— Scott Salwasser (@CalCoachSal) February 24, 2015
Running back Daniel Lasco is going as high as possible.
An impressive 41" vertical jump by @DLasco2! @CalFootball @coachDamon51 #gobears #cal #beastmode #calgang pic.twitter.com/SP3VIwWjB2— CalBearStrength (@CalBearStrength) February 25, 2015
Running back Vic Enwere is making leaps. Enwere is posting a 38 inch vertical, which would have been the sixth highest among all NFL players at the Combine.
Enwere isn't done either. Check out his 315 pound clean and jerk by clicking here.
Not to be outdone by Enwere, cornerback Darius Allensworth posted a 39 inch vertical. Agility rising!
Wide receiver Trevor Davis is getting his plyometrics game on. Who's ready for some more vertical leaping in the end zone for trash can touchdown drills?
@Trevor9Davis makes it look easy #plyometrics #gobears #calfootball #BEASTMODE https://t.co/1GOlD5FDSw— CalBearStrength (@CalBearStrength) February 2, 2015
Davis sounds like he posted one of the fastest 40 times as well with a 4.4.
Defensive end Kyle Kragen also has made rapid changes. Kragen lost 25 pounds last spring due to mononucleosis and had to redshirt as he rebuilt his physical stature.
Now? He's cleaning and jerking 375 pounds. Oh man. He looks built.
Kyle Kragen smoking a 370 #powerclean FEED THE BEARS! @CalFootball #cal #gobears #BEASTMODE #calfamily https://t.co/NUhV40FQj0— CalBearStrength (@CalBearStrength) February 25, 2015
Kyle Kragen killing 375 today on power cleans pic.twitter.com/Dks7jjAVKu— Ray Hudson (@rayhudson11) February 25, 2015
Defensive back Stefan McClure is building up that muscle mass too.
Toughest Team Wins @StefanMcClure21 #calfootball #gobears #thisisbearterritory #beastmode pic.twitter.com/4A8sHsmYTT— CalBearStrength (@CalBearStrength) January 30, 2015
And it's not just the Cal football players who are hard at work. Check out recent Cal signee Cameron Saffle.
S/O to Cal Commit @cameronsaffle .. Cam has been grinding at FSP and already put on 10lbs of LEAN MUSCLE!!!! From what @tfordfsp has said this kid is a machine and is going to shock a lot of people in the Pac 12 in years to come!!! #TeamFSP #FSPFamily #Pac12 #Cal #CantCheatTheGrind #SkylineHS #TeamHardWork
Training is well underway.
A person really doesn't become whole, until he becomes a part of something that's bigger than himself #foot... https://t.co/4w8t7xgHZg— CalBearStrength (@CalBearStrength) January 29, 2015
Just over six months to go until opening day.
Team Above All Else #calfootball #gobears #riseandgrind #doWork #holdtherope https://t.co/Ck1Z7VNr4g— CalBearStrength (@CalBearStrength) February 20, 2015