- Sam Khan Jr., ESPN Staff Writer
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Teams continuously look for ways to gain an edge and improve their teams. Ole Miss is one of several teams this offseason using some form of virtual reality to do so.
The Rebels are using something called SIDEKIQ simulator football software, a product of EON Sports, to help quarterbacks gain a deeper understanding of the offense by being able to make decisions and see the results. UCLA, Kansas and Syracuse are also using the product this offseason.
Ole Miss graduate assistant Robert Ratliff led a group on the Rebels coaching staff that combed through all of the Rebels' offensive plays and plugged them into SIDEKIQ. Quarterbacks coach Dan Werner said after trying the system, "it really is like you're getting the ball and running a play."