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.
"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?