Rose Bowl: Stanford coordinator salutes Nerd Nation with Google Glass

Stanford offensive coordinator Mike Bloomgren, right, wears Google Glass while listening to quarterback Kevin Hogan during a news conference on Friday.
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Stanford offensive coordinator Mike Bloomgren went through Friday’s Rose Bowl media session wearing Goggle Glass.

“It’s my my way of paying homage to Nerd Nation,” he said, adding, “Our relationship with Google is obviously very strong and I’m the tech member of our staff.

“I’m the guy that wants to unwrap toys like this on Christmas.”


Bloomgren said he could envision the practical application of the video technology eventually making its was onto the field.

In the meantime, he is game-planning for a Michigan State defense ranked No. 1 in major college football.

The Spartans will be without middle linebacker Max Bullough, who was suspended for violating unspecified team rules. Bloomgren does not expect Bullough’s absence to be a huge issue for Michigan State.

“I know if we lost somebody who was that important to our team, we’d do less, not more, so I would certainly envision that there’s not going to be more things coming,” Bloomgren said. “I think there will be less and they’ll be worried about fitting the run perfectly and having people in the right places.

“But that’s really who they are, so again it’s not going to affect their game plan a whole lot.”


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