They have it for every player as far as the top mph. And they track bounce back and recovery with that kind of data. Morris loves data. He is a math geek. Numbers and stats are his favorite thing.
As far as secrets in the training room, it’s the same as all coaches I’ve dealt with at Arkansas over the last 20 years. They may give you some strength room champs, but limit the overall data that comes from there.
There was a time I was given (when asked) a sheet of every player’s lift. Virgil Knight with Ford and Don Decker with Nutt (in the early years) gave it all to me. I was one of the few reporters (or columnists) that found it useful. The main stream reporters were not doing that kind of stories, but I was at Hawgs Illustrated.
Then, some started to critique certain players. In other words, that information was used by fans to write on message boards and call radio shows criticizng a player or players. Mark Bokermann comes to mind. He’d have both shoulders fixed by surgery and had to start over with bench press. So some here (and on call-in shows) ripped him. Yes, you can explain surgeries or that a player is in rehab, but it gets lost in the shuffle a lot.
So coaches at Arkansas and most places just decided they wouldn’t put out so much of that any more. I get it.
Is it to keep the opposition from knowing the details of speed, power, etc? Probably some of that. But there is also some thought that they don’t want to see a player trashed by a fan for recruiting mistakes, or lack of development in some players.
The information does help the staff understand development or where nutrition can help. And, they do specific training for every player.
I would like more information, but I understand why they don’t give it out in certain instances.
There are sometimes instances in the details of health information that compliance has pointed to where they say it borders on HIPPA violations. I don’t really buy that, but if compliance tells them not to do it, then coaches aren’t going to do it. It might actually suit them.