On Monday, part of the FootballScoop Staff is headed to Seattle to begin the 2012 Pac-12 Tour...and we're very happy to announce that Overtime Software is sponsoring this ten day event.
Let me quickly tell everyone what you need to know about Overtime Software ("OT"). We first heard about OT from the coaches at LSU about a year ago. We heard things like, "What these guys are doing for us on the iPad gives us an advantage. No one else has this stuff." and "Seriously, these guys are geniuses." We asked OT to demo their iPad apps for us and we too were immediately blown away. OT has a unique new player assessment tool that is changing the way scouting is done at the college and professional levels.
Although the company itself is nearly ten years old, they have only been working in the football space for about two years; but have quickly become LSU Football's vendor of choice and have since added several additional SEC and ACC clients.
Having Mike Thrower, the President of OT, join us on this tour will give all of the Pac-12 programs an opportunity to see for themselves what OT could do for their programs.
A couple of items of interest about the tour...
First, we nearly changed the name because once we announced the tour, several other programs out West invited us to stop in or to join them for a bite or a beverage. Much obliged and stops will be made. Might even make an NFL visit or two...stay tuned to the site for frequent updates over the next two weeks. We start in Seattle on Monday and work our way south ending in Tucson nearly two weeks later. Can you imagine what the rental car is going to look like when we return it?
The primary goal of the tour is simply to develop deeper relations with the staffs at each program and while we're there we'll tour the facilities and enjoy some of the local atmosphere. Some of the staffs we'll be visiting with have said "we've already got reservations at coach's favorite restaurant"...others have said, "join us at the training table". Both sound great and we can't wait to get there.
For more information about Overtime Software please visit www.OTScout.com
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