No, Matt Lauer isn’t about to leave the Today set to go get some weed-eating done on Times Square.

Today did a lengthy segment on the lengths Oklahoma State football goes to to maximize its players sleep patterns. It’s always jarring to see a topic that we discuss on this website get the morning show happy-talk treatment — “Look! You can tell we’re going to talk about football because I’m holding this football here in my hands!” — but it’s an interesting watch nonetheless.

For instance, Oklahoma State says the technology from Rise Science — which is also used by Alabama and in the NFL and NBA — has led to a 70 percent reduction in injuries, which has allowed the average player to appear in eight more plays on Saturday.

Watch the full piece here.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go get some sleep.

National columnist - Zach joined the staff in 2012...and has been attempting to improve Doug and Scott's writing ability ever since (to little avail). Outside of football season, you can find him watching the San Antonio Spurs reading Game of Thrones fan theories.