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college football analytics without Gettleman

sphinx : 1/10/2020 4:27 pm
Seth Walder @SethWalder
Potentially quite interesting development for college football analytics. I asked Telemetry founder Jeremy Hochstedler a few questions about it.

Telemetry Sports @TelemetrySports
We're proud to announce our partnership with @Sportlogiq that will change how NCAA football programs analyze the game.

Read about it here:

Seth Walder:
So the way this works is Sportlogiq uses computer vision off of all-22 footage to create player tracking data, which Telemetry then analyzes. And provides that information and analysis back to teams.

Unlike with the NFL where there are chips in the shoulder pads and the league owns all the data, with CFB it will be decentralized. Sportlogiq/Telemetry aim to reach individual agreements with teams, who will provide the all-22 footage.

Teams can have their own tape analyzed, but critically: also their opponent’s tape.

They anticipate a 24-36 hour turnaround time from when all-22 footage is uploaded. Some human intervention is required to identify players. Per Hochstedler, some jersey numbers can be detected autonomously but not all, particularly with low quality video.

X and Y tracked – Hochstedler said Z-axis is possible in the future but not something they are doing now.

While I accept analytics as a thing in sports/football, I'm way too old to get into the nuts and bolts. I wasn't even aware about chips in shoulder pads of NFL players. So help me understand: Why does the NFL own the data and not the teams? Do the teams all get to see all the data? How will the above affect NFL scouting and the draft? And anything else you can throw in. Thanks.

it has to do with the way the NFL is structured  
Giantsfan79 : 1/10/2020 4:40 pm : link
to avoid anti-trust laws.
In 2019  
morrison40 : 1/10/2020 6:28 pm : link
The Giants needed GPS locaters just to find out where their DBs were on any given play!
Disagree Morrison.  
CT Charlie : 1/10/2020 6:37 pm : link
If it was 3rd and short, you can guarantee our DB's would be 10 yards off the line of scrimmage. Any other down and distance, and at least two seconds after the snap, the DB's would be trailing the receivers, diagonally, 2-3 NFL strides behind them.
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