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Starting to hear good reviews on Wellman from recruits and players. I was just starting to learn Barwis Methods. Is Wellman drastically different or considered better than Barwis? I still see alumni and even Wyatt Shallman going still to Barwis for help. Who's better?
I think it would be hard to actually pick which one is better overall. My reasons are :
- Barwis, at Michigan, had a plan that would get kids ready for RichRod's offense. So it focused a lot on conditioning/running so they could execute plays quickly without getting tired throughout the game. Also focused on getting lineman faster to get them out to the next level.
- Wellman is focusing on power game and trying to get players bigger, especially O-Line, as opposed to getting them quicker to get to the second level or in space to block.
- Barwis made it a point to welcome NFL players back and even NFL hopefuls from WVU to workout during the summer
- Wellman (& Hoke) have said their focus is on Michigan players, so they aren't really opening the doors to NFL guys and are instead creating a lot of smaller workout groups from the current players, which takes a lot more time from the S&C staff.
I think both guys are good, but the overall goals from the head coaches were different in terms of S&C so it's hard to say which one is better.
Whoever serves strawberry milk.
As far as I know, both come with very good reputations. I doubt you'll find a crappy S&C coach at any big time program unless they've been there 30 years and the game has left them behind (Gittleson). Barwis is the more known nationally probably because he's been on the highest level longer.
That said, particular workouts that vary between an S&C staff even when preparing for different football systems is not the most important aspect for the football team. The most important part is the additude and ideals an S&C coach has. Remember, the S&C coach is the one coach that has unrestricted access 365 to the players. He must be the HC's right hand man and embody the philosophy that the HC wants to instill on the team. Like Wellman and Hoke literally teach effective leadership. Hoke when he's allowed to, and Wellman year round with the players. That's why Hoke would not take a job without Wellman, and why all HC's say their S&C coach is the most important. It's not just sprints and weights they give to the players.
So it's really tough to judge who would be 'better' for the team. Each is the best for their particular coach's additude.
This post was edited by MercuryHayes 20 months ago
To piggy back dizzo, it would be impossible to say, who is better? Is cheescake or chocolate cake better....idk, personal preference.
Combine guys were coming back to barwis because he specifically designs routines out of getting you quicker and faster for combine agility tests and injury prevention.
Wellman had a different task in front of him, since barwis sculpted a different mold of player.
Well said and spot on.
Wellman is very good friends with Sparty's S&C coach Ken Mannie. From what I've heard, UM's S&C program model under Wellman is similar to that of Stanford, Sparty, Bama & LSU.
This post was edited by MaizeBlue321726 20 months ago
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