Inside the technology giving Alabama a competitive edge

Ask anyone what moment from Amara Darboh Authentic Jersey the 2015 College Football Playoff national championship game sticks out to them and they would likely say the onside Andrew Whitworth Youth Jersey kick that swung the momentum in DeMarcus Ware Youth Jersey Alabama's favor. It was surprising, gutsy and so Ryan Allen Jersey incredibly perfect. But present the same question Devin McCourty Authentic Jersey to the principal figures attached to the Crimson Tide's medical and training staffs and they'll all give a different answer. They'll mention the 95-yard kickoff return by Kenyan Drake that pushed Alabama's lead into the double digits during the fourth quarter of a 45-40 victory over Clemson. To them, it was validating, gratifying and inspiring. In a span of 14 seconds -- the time it took Drake to catch the ball, begin his run, make a hard cut to his left, outrace the coverage to the far sideline, jet upfield and eventually dive across the goal line -- Alabama team physician Norman Waldrop and his colleagues had witnessed technology's impact on college football's most prominent football program. As Drake was making his mad dash to the end zone, a small 3.8-inch device housed in the back of the running back's shoulder pads captured him sprinting at a top-end speed of 22.05 miles per hour. Drake had never run that fast, not even before the gruesome left-ankle injury he suffered against Ole Miss in October 2014. In fact, no Tide player had reached that velocity in the previous two years.