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USC Trojans will wear GPS device during season opener

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 18: Tight end Bryce Dixon #13 of the USC Trojans high steps in the end zone after scoring on a nine yard touchdown pass play in the second quarter against the Colorado Buffaloes at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 18: Tight end Bryce Dixon #13 of the USC Trojans high steps in the end zone after scoring on a nine yard touchdown pass play in the second quarter against the Colorado Buffaloes at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

College football is known for all types of fancy equipment, and sometimes, the gear can even get a bit experimental.

Such is certainly the case for the USC Trojans, who will rock a tiny GPS device underneath their shoulder pads during their game on Saturday. The project, which was introduced by USC Marshall School of Business and the USC Athletics Department, is designed to "provide data that will be used to fine-tune their next training session."

This new innovation is wireless, produces complex analysis and interprets approximately 1,000 data points per second.

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"It measures maximum velocity, player load, how much you push out your left foot … everything," said Mark Jackson, an associate athletic director at USC. "You have real numbers at the end of every practice."

Is this the future of development in the sports world? How soon until we see similar practices from other NCAA teams?

(h/t USC.edu)