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August 9, 2009 at 10:56 AM

Some weighty comparisons

When new rosters were handed out Friday, we were told that the heights and weights of most of the players had been updated — the first time they have been updated since last season.
So that means we have our first official numbers to use as comparisons of how some physiques have changed since the arrival of Steve Sarkisian and the implementation of a new training regimen.
So I grabbed a roster from last season and the new one and did some comparisons. Not every player has changed much, so I limited my list here to those that had a significant change — five pounds or more or so — as well as every offensive linemen, since I figured there was interest in that, given the attention that has been focused on the conditioning of that position. This assumes, of course, that the weights of last year were accurate and that the new ones are, as well. But given that these are the official rosters from the school, it’s all we have to go on.
So first, a comparison of all the scholarship offensive linemen:
Ben Ossai — Was 332, now 335, plus three..
Nick Scott — Was 337, now 318, minus 19.
Ryan Tolar — Was 321, now 293, minus 28.
Morgan Rosborough — Was 382, now 379, minus three.
Cody Habben — Was 316, now 295, minus 21.
Skyler Fancher — Was 288, now 294, plus six.
Mark Aremlin — Was 304, now 283, minus 19.
Mykenna Ikehara — Was 291, now 260, minus 31.
Senio Kelemete — Was 260, now 281, plus 21.
Drew Schaefer — Was 275, now 288, plus 13.
Scott Shugert — Was 324, now 304, minus 20.
Terrence Thomas — Was 305, now 290, minus 15.
If I’ve done my math right, that’s a total loss of 107 pounds, or an average of about nine per player. But maybe more indicative, six players lost 15 pounds or more. The guy who lost the most, according to these rosters, is Ikehara, who went from 6-3, 291 last year to 6-2, 260 now.
As for other players, here are some of the more notable changes, with guys at other positions more likely to have added weight.
Kalani Aldrich — Was 240, now 250, plus 10.
Anthony Boyles — Was 190, now 197, plus seven.
Mason Foster — Was 229, now 244, plus 15.
Ronnie Fouch — Was 203, now 198, minus five.
Chris Izbicki — Was 249, now 232, minus 17.
Jermaine Kearse — Was 180, now 198, plus 18.
Chris Polk — Was 210, now 200, minus 10.
Nate Williams — Was 207, now 221,plus 14.
Nick Wood — Was 299, now 273, minus 26.
Craig Noble — Was 300, now 309, plus nine.
Demitrius Bronson — Was 215, now 206, minus nine.
Justin Glenn — Was 185, now 198, plus 13.
Devin Aguilar — Was 195, now 184,minus 11.
Donald Butler — Was 242, now 235, minus seven.
Cort Dennison — Was 220, now 230, plus 10.
Cameron Elisara — Was 289, now 275, minus 14.
Erik Folk — Was 199, now 185, minus 14.
D’Andre Goodwin — Was 175, now 183, plus eight.
Willie Griffin — Was 198, now 191, minus seven.
Matt Houston — Was 232, now 220, minus 12.
Darrion Jones — Was 245, now 256, plus 11.
Luther Leonard — Was 193, now 208, plus 15.
Everrette Thompson — Was 255, now 262, pus seven.
Kurt Mangum — Was 234, now 241, plus seven.
Jason Wells — Was 206, now 214, plus eight.
Also, E.J. Savannah is listed at 228. He said he was in the 240-range last spring.
As I said at the top, if they are not listed, they are basically within a pound or two of where they were before — which doesn’t necessarily mean they are in the same shape, as lots of guys could be about the same weight but be in a lot better condition (to name one guy, Kavario Middleton was listed previously at 255 and is now at 253, though I would imagine he is in better shape now than he was then.)
A couple things stick out — looks like all the RBs have lost a little weight; a few of the young WRs have put on some significant weight; Nate Williams looks like he’s bulked up a bit and would be better able to handle the pounding at SS; Mason Foster is also a lot bigger, something he needed to handle taking on tight ends all the time.

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