In his 2019 NCAA DMR Preview , Rojo claims the following when talking about Notre Dame:
"How...does the best 400 runner...only run 48? Go out to football practice and borrow a guy. I promise there have to be several that can split 46."
And talking about Wisconsin:
"The best anyone on their roster has run this year is 49.48. Again, go out to football practice and borrow a guy."
Several footballers running 46 seems too fast. At the 2017 The Opening Finals, "the year’s annual biggest camp for football recruits" (quote from SBNation), the fastest 400m was 47.9 . And in the 2018 D1 Men's Outdoor Track Championship, in the 400m semi-finals only 14/24 guys ran sub 46 .
Can "several" NCAA football players really be as fast as the top 14 guys in a D1 track championship semi-final race? Especially since footballers should get slower at 400m, since they're not training for that distance? Is the fact that the DMR 400m is a flying start why Rojo makes this claim? Was he just making a hyperbole, or am I just confused?