Celebrity sightings are a part of LA life, but a football fan could easily be starstruck by the VIPs that have been rolling through Dedeaux Field this summer to work with Tom House, a former Trojan player and pitching coach.
House runs the Rod Dedeaux Research and Baseball Institute, a high-tech haven for "rotational athletes" of any kind to see their motion broken down by cameras that capture 1,000 frames-per-second in three dimensions. Just this offseason alone, he has attracted to campus NFL starting quarterbacks Tom Brady (pictured with House), Drew Brees, Matt Cassel, Carson Palmer, Alex Smith and the world's most famous backup Tim Tebow.
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"Pitching, quarterbacking, tennis, golf, hitting ... all rotational athletes have the same timing, the same kinematic sequencing -- hips, shoulders, arms and implement. And depending on the verbiage, the same mechanics as each other. It's all the same, in order of importance: timing, sequencing and mechanics," House told NFL.com.
House's NFL business has exploded thanks to Drew Brees, who has been working with him since 2004. The Saints QB, who broke Dan Marino's single season touchdown record last year, even thanked House in his ESPY speech.
"These guys are already pretty good and they're trying to get better," House told Legan. "That surprised me on their burning desire to get better. That's unique."