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Is the no-huddle in BSU's future?



One of coach Chris Peterson's points of emphasis in spring football practice is an increased tempo. He wants to see a quicker pace to the practices, and he wants to see faster and fewer huddles. Could the hurry-up offense be far behind?

We love the idea of a no-huddle Boise State offense, and we think it could add a fantastic wrinkle to a playbook already filled with wrinkles. Imagine being able to switch into the hurry-up at any point in the game to catch an opponent off-guard or create mismatches. The Colts and Patriots do it well in the NFL, and there is no reason why it couldn't work for Boise State.

But just in case the coaching staff isn't sure, we at OBNUG have compiled a list of pros and cons to make the decision painfully clear.

PROs:

  • The no-huddle offense, when done correctly, is very difficult to stop.
  • Shuttling in fresh running backs and wide receivers would be easy.
  • Switching from conventional to hurry-up could catch opponents off-guard.
  • The offensive line would get an advantage over a tired defensive front.
  • Kellen Moore ran the no-huddle at Prosser High. And called his own plays.
  • You could maybe score 150 points on Utah State.

CONs:

  • Linemen don't like running.
  • Nick Lomax's head might explode.