Charles Coulson of the Sports Network talks about speed in college football.
Coach Brown's mantra at UMass has been "Play fast!". And indeed, his UMass teams have been, in my view perhaps the fastest in UMass history.
Being faster than the other team is the ultimate point. This article over on the always interesting Draft Daddy, records the 40 yard dash times of the combine invitees. Those players are the elite of college football and it would be expected their forty times to be among the best.
Note that those times are considerably different than those thrown about on fan boards...