OSU uses computer simulator to prepare football players

Thursday, October 13th 2005, 11:09 am
By: News On 6

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) _ Oklahoma State is using the latest computer technology to help quarterbacks prepare for games, even if they're limited in practice time.

OSU is one of about ten schools nationwide using a computer program that requires players to make decisions at game speed. It's credited with helping prepare quarterback Al Pena who could make his first start at quarterback on Saturday at Texas A&M.

Quarterback Bobby Reid is also using the simulator as he recovers from a foot injury.

Specific defenses can be programmed, requiring the quarterback to read the defenses as the play develops then make decisions at game speed.

OSU coach Mike Gundy calls it the best teaching tool he's seen.