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Can we use it in the games?
« on: July 12, 2022, 09:07:28 AM »
https://247sports.com/college/auburn/Article/auburn-football-practice-technology-189813702/

New tech to help maximize Auburn football practice efficiency
By CALLIE STANFORD 21 hours ago

Despite it being summer, Auburn football has not slowed down its development and progress. The team recently brought in some new tech that eliminates the need for a quarterback.

The Seeker is a robotic quarterback, developed and produced by Monarc, that can generate passes, punts and kicks to provide practice reps for offensive, defense and special teams. The device also does not need to be continually fed, so practicing players are not at the mercy of arm fatigue or an empty machine.

With adjustable speeds, the Seeker can track players’ position on the field, then throw at a specific speed to a specified area on their body. Everything on the device is adjustable, with speeds as high as 75 MPH to simulate punts and kickoffs.

"Every single detail matters within our program. The players know this and understand it,” Auburn chief of staff Brad Larrondo said in a release. "The Seeker from Monarc is another tool they can use to work on those details as a group or even individually.”

Monarc’s website lists specifics of the device, with a max range of 100 yards and a launch height of 62 inches. With a full battery, it can last four hours and has wheels and a collapsible frame to be mobile throughout the practice facility.

Using a six-ball magazine, the Seeker has touchscreen options that allow the user to throw, punt or kick up to six balls in 12 seconds. These artificial, high-accuracy passes can eliminate wasteful reps while also increasing efficiency.

"The precision placement of the ball, trajectory, distance and ability to place the ball in sweet spots needing work is unlike anything else," Larrondo said. "There is a function for this device that can help our players with their reps whether on offense, defense or special teams."

With under 60 days until Auburn begins its season, the Seeker provides an opportunity for players to maximize their time on the field, even if no one can practice with them.
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Re: Can we use it in the games?
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2022, 02:10:18 PM »
How does it work to acclimate receivers to balls thrown 10 yards over their heads? 

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Re: Can we use it in the games?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2022, 08:34:54 AM »
How does it work to acclimate receivers to balls thrown 10 yards over their heads?

Not sure but I've seen little evidence any of our QBs can throw it 10 yards in any direction.

Good thing we are going to the 3TEs-power dive, power sweep offense.
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Re: Can we use it in the games?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2022, 10:01:12 AM »
Not sure but I've seen little evidence any of our QBs can throw it 10 yards in any direction.


Finley and Calzada may have work to do, but arm strength isn't the issue.
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Re: Can we use it in the games?
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2022, 10:18:52 AM »
Just another set of jugs with loose hips….
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Re: Can we use it in the games?
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2022, 10:28:59 AM »
Finley and Calzada may have work to do, but arm strength isn't the issue.

Maybe I should have written I have seen no evidence our QBs can consistently hit anything 10 yards or more down the field then.

Finley has arm strength but can't hit anything especially with pressure in his face. Calzada has A LOT of Bo Nix in him in terms of throwing rainbow balls off his back foot and never being settled.

Just because you can throw it through a wall doesn't equate to arm usefulness. So maybe they can rocket shot a ball but if they can't read the defense (and neither has demonstrated that ability in any consistent manner).

Let's not forget the dudes blocking for these guys aren't exactly all world and there is no quality depth up there.

We'd be better served to have a 75-25, 70-30 run/pass ratio this year. (This assumes there will be a 3rd year of Harsin. I see the $$$$$$ salivating over Used Bible School Salesman Freeze.)
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Re: Can we use it in the games?
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2022, 10:34:41 AM »
Just another set of jugs with loose hips….
Worked for Saban to get all those recruits...maybe it will work for Hamilton as well.
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Re: Can we use it in the games?
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2022, 01:53:58 PM »
https://247sports.com/college/auburn/Article/auburn-football-practice-technology-189813702/

New tech to help maximize Auburn football practice efficiency
By CALLIE STANFORD 21 hours ago

Despite it being summer, Auburn football has not slowed down its development and progress. The team recently brought in some new tech that eliminates the need for a quarterback.

The Seeker is a robotic quarterback, developed and produced by Monarc, that can generate passes, punts and kicks to provide practice reps for offensive, defense and special teams. The device also does not need to be continually fed, so practicing players are not at the mercy of arm fatigue or an empty machine.

With adjustable speeds, the Seeker can track players’ position on the field, then throw at a specific speed to a specified area on their body. Everything on the device is adjustable, with speeds as high as 75 MPH to simulate punts and kickoffs.

"Every single detail matters within our program. The players know this and understand it,” Auburn chief of staff Brad Larrondo said in a release. "The Seeker from Monarc is another tool they can use to work on those details as a group or even individually.”

Monarc’s website lists specifics of the device, with a max range of 100 yards and a launch height of 62 inches. With a full battery, it can last four hours and has wheels and a collapsible frame to be mobile throughout the practice facility.

Using a six-ball magazine, the Seeker has touchscreen options that allow the user to throw, punt or kick up to six balls in 12 seconds. These artificial, high-accuracy passes can eliminate wasteful reps while also increasing efficiency.

"The precision placement of the ball, trajectory, distance and ability to place the ball in sweet spots needing work is unlike anything else," Larrondo said. "There is a function for this device that can help our players with their reps whether on offense, defense or special teams."

With under 60 days until Auburn begins its season, the Seeker provides an opportunity for players to maximize their time on the field, even if no one can practice with them.

So we get a stud from Skynet U, but can't get any from our own state.
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Re: Can we use it in the games?
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2022, 04:17:52 PM »
Virtual AU QB suffers faux ankle injury, will miss at least first half of the season.  Is expected to enter transfer portal
Johnson Badman, AU Overcover

Seeker, Auburn's new robotic quarterback, sprung a rear wheel during practice last week. The injury is roughly equivalent to an ankle sprain on a human. While not originally thought to be serious, further examination discovered a tear in the rear rotor pump line. Repairs are expected to take a minimum of 10 weeks, sidelining Seeker for the remainder of the pre-season, an absence that will extend through at least the first half of the season. 

Seeker's injury occurred when it broke programming protocol and tried to pick up a first down on a wild scramble.  Apparently afraid for its robotic life after spending several hours plugged into a charger in the back of the offensive line film room, Seeker wobbled two steps back, ignored an open receiver on a crossing pattern and dodged backward and to its right.  It spun to the right sideline, then reversed course and wheeled 20 yards back toward its own endzone before executing another spin move. This time Seeker rolled quickly toward the left boundary, faked a downfield throw and headed for the digital first-down marker.  Just short of the line to gain, Seeker executed an awkward hop-step and sprawled to the turf, motors smoking, about a yard and a half short of what would have been a first down.  All four receivers on the field -- none of whom had been guarded by a defender, as it was merely a timing drill -- stood with their hands on their hips, winded after pretending to run routes and/or faux block for the 47.9 seconds it took the "play" to unfold. 

After practice, a piece of teflon tape wrapped around its damaged pump line, Seeker announced its intent to enter the transfer portal. 

"1001 1101 1111 0001 1010 0110 1110," Seeker told reporters. 

Binary (not the sex kind) translators interpreted Seeker's remarks:

"I love this team and these coaches," Seeker blipped. "I will always leak Orange and Blue, but I think it's in my best interests at this time to enter the transfer portal and seek a new opportunity.  I haven't talked to any coaches, but Ole Miss, Purdue, UCLA, Oklahoma and Liberty would all be pretty high on my list." 

With Seeker out and apparently bound for the portal, Auburn coach Bryan Hangdog said the team was still in good shape in the virtual quarterback room.  "We've still got Rosie on campus," Hodgkins said.  "That gives us the opportunity to be the first to put a virtual quarterback that identifies as female on the field.  We've still got Robby, C-3PO, and there might be some others we could beam in. We'll be fine. Watch."

Auburn receivers saw a positive in that precise routes may no longer be required.   

"Look, man," Ellerqueez Marbleberry said. "We used to just running whatever which-a-way.  This 'has to be five or fifteen yards' and 'be in this particular spot' stuff is just messing up our groove, ya know?  I'm kinda looking forward to being able to take a play or two off because you know the ball is gonna either bounce or gonna be way over your head. So that's a good thing. We can get back to having fun out there." 

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Re: Can we use it in the games?
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2022, 09:25:51 AM »
Who knew Seeker was just Bo Nix Part Deux?
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