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WVU Football Continues to Incorporate Advanced Technology with Robotic QB



The Seeker with WVU Football
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In recent years, the WVU football program has put an emphasis on incorporating as much advanced technology as possible. This has even extended from the facility to the practice field.

One of those tools was on display this week and it was used to train West Virginia’s new crop of receivers. “The Seeker” by Monarc Sport made an appearance in Morgantown to fire off passes to Mountaineer pass catchers.

What makes this different from any old jug machine? Well, “the Seeker” is designed to act like a quarterback and throw balls every direction possible and deep distances. The “Seeker” allows receivers to practice routes and even designed plays without actually having a human quarterback or coach there to work with them.

WVU wide receiver coach Bilal Marshall offered his own endorsement in a message of thanks to the team at Monarc Sport for stopping by and assisting his players. “Always appreciate you guys coming through to help us get better,” Marshall said in a tweet.

Monarc Sport explains “the Seeker” by calling themselves “creators of the world’s first robotic QB and practice automation solution – the Seeker. Empowering athletes and coaches through our technology.”

This device can also be used for returners and act as a kicker or punter.

West Virginia has been far from the only major program to check out “the Seeker” lately. Monarc visited Texas A&M to work with the Aggies in June.


Back in April, WVSN covered WVU’s use of advanced technology with comments from head coach Neal Brown and special teams coordinator and assistant coach Jeff Koonz.

WVU Football Continuing Player Development, Growth with Advanced Technology

You can learn more about “the Seeker” and Monarc Sport as a company by visiting their website.

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