Armstrong pours on the speed

Track star focuses on more than obvious positions to make Dawgs faster

Updated: April 25, 2012, 1:37 PM ET
By David Ching | DawgNation
ATHENS, Ga. -- As a longtime track coach and speed trainer, Sherman Armstrong sees nothing unusual in training a team to improve its quickness and agility. But Armstrong understands how adapting his methods to work for a football team can be portrayed as an outside-the-box approach.

College football strength and conditioning programs are often as old school as it gets -- and Georgia's falls into that category under Joe Tereshinski's leadership. But Tereshinski employed a decidedly new-school strategy in hiring Armstrong as his new associate director of strength and conditioning, dedicated specifically to improving the Bulldogs' speed skills.