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Former Georgia Bulldogs swimming coach Jack Bauerle thinks star alum Herschel Walker would be outstanding if he played in today's game...
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“He’d run wild,” Bauerle said via DawgNation.

“People think they hit harder now than they did then; they are mistaken,” Bauerle said. ” Watch that game — there would have been 15 or 10 times when they’d have been thrown out in this day and age. They leveled each other.”



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The game was much more physical in walkers day. It’s a finesse game today. It wasn’t unusual at all for a back to carry it 30 times in the 80s. With advancements in training walker would be 6-2 and around 250-260 pounds and run 4.5. He would be a specimen like he was then.
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Does Walker put up the numbers he did back then? I don't think so. Not for lack of talent just the way the game is played today.
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There were a lot of hits in the 1970's that would be illegal today. The size of players has increased which cancels that effect. Herschel would be great playing today and would adapt as needed.
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Who gives a shite about what an old swimming coach thinks about a football player from the mid-80's, Larry? A GD swimming coach's take about the physicality of football?? Only f'n Larry...
Reply13 days
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I meant early 80's. Nevertheless, he is 60 years old and we are talking over 40 years ago. Can you go get the gymnastics coach's take on whether Babe Ruth could have hit today's pitching and would he have hit more homeruns?
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I doubt it. When Hershel was playing, he was the size of a typical running back now, but D linemen were tiny. A friend of mine played on Georgia's line in the 70's and his playing weight was 200 pounds.
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You can give today's athletes the benefit of 40 years worth of advancements in nutrition and training but not Herschel? I kinda think Herschell would have access to all the same stuff that is turning kids into 250-300 lb players that would have been 200 lbs 40 years ago.
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Should have asked him about Herschel's cannon ball.
Reply14 days
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Larry, you are awful.
Reply14 days
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I agree, greatness isn't affected by time. He will also be a great Senator for the state of GA!
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Great post, Larry. A former swimming coach talks about hitting hard. You know how to pick the best stories.
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You mean a guy who coached for US Olympic teams for 20+ years. What could he possibly know about how one athlete would compare to others. I prefer my take from random commenters on the rant.
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Former swimming coach?
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