Tennessee builds virtual reality system to break down film

The Tennessee Volunteers are certainly taking an innovative approach to the way they are going to begin breaking down film in the future. While they aren’t the first program to implement virtual reality into their system as a way to help players learn from their mistakes, they are the first to build their own technology.

According to College Spun, Volunteers sport technology coordinator Joe Harrington built a virtual reality system instead of buying one. Some Volunteers are already using the system and it seems to be a success.

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Michigan introduced a virtual reality system to help give recruits the experience of what it’s like to be a Wolverine on game day. The Volunteers are taking a different route by using the technology to help improve their current players’ abilities.

Instead of the players sitting around a projector with the possibility of teammates causing a distraction, the virtual reality system allows players to break down film on their own time. This should really help the team out on Saturdays this season and into the future.

The Volunteers open the season on September 5 when they host Bowling Green at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.

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