The official twitter page of UGA Athletics tweeted out a picture of what may be widely accepted in this great part of the world as the sweetest iPads… ever. As you may recall, UGA has decided to get a leg up on the technological times of today by issuing the 2013 playbook to each football player via these beautiful iPads.
Each player will check out an iPad at the beginning of camp, for full use throughout the season, before they are to returned at the conclusion of the bowl game. The device is loaded with the XOS Thundercloud Program, used by a very small handful of other NCAA and NFL football teams.
You may remember that I spoke with Todd Grantham last week, and asked him about the cutting edge capabilities of the new way in which all players will study, and be critiqued on the new digital playbook.
“I think it’s a great thing. It allows you to get information to your players, without them necessarily having to be here with me to do that. It’s like anything, the more you use it, the better resource it is. It’s a tool that I think can help you develop players. The iPad is a way to help, because I can look at twelve, fifteen plays go over them with a voice over and they be in the players hands the next day.”
I think it’s safe to say that there are many former players who are chomping even harder at the bit to have been able to play in this era.