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Nebraska Football: Could Schutt Vision Decide Huskers QB Race?


Thanks to Nebraska football’s crack video crew, Husker coaches can see their individual units in stunning detail. In the interest of making absolutely sure the right guy’s on the field, the Big Red may want to consider getting a look from the forehead. This is assuming they haven’t already.

Allow me to proposal a hypothetical. Coming out of spring practice, Tommy Armstrong, Jr. has what appears to be a firm grip on the starting spot. Johnny Stanton and Ryker Fyfe improve, but not enough to knock No. 4 from his perch. Over the course of the summer, Stanton and Fyfe continue to practice, get better, and finally fall camp comes around.

How advantageous would it be to not only see improvement from a physical level, but an even deeper mental one? Enter Schutt Vision.

I wrote about how Riddell’s new Speed Flex helmets (the spelling of which is now being debated, but cut me some slack) could assist on the field. Now, I’m going to not only tell you about Schutt Vision, but show you what it can do.

Alright, let’s say Armstrong, Jr. and Stanton are neck and neck a few weeks away from kickoff versus Florida Atlantic. Both are very good, but have minor flaws here and there that will only improve during the heat of battle.

We’ve often heard about how a player’s problem is between their ears. Sounds like a good place to drill for information. The Miami Hurricanes also received Speed Flex helmets along with Schutt Vision domes. Here’s what Tim Beck could be using to select his starting signal-caller.

Taking things a step further, coaches could analyze several things from a quarterback’s vantage point. How offensive linemen come out of their stances, how receivers run their routes, if defensive linemen are properly using their hands, all vital information and all thanks to our theoretical position battle.

Who knows? Maybe it won’t be such a wild idea come August.



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