COLLEGE PARK, MD - SEPTEMBER 17: Running back Vernard Roberts #9 of the West Virginia Mountaineers rushes for a touchdown against the Maryland Terrapins during the first half at Byrd Stadium on September 17, 2011 in College Park, Maryland.…
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Rich Rodriguez was considered one of the innovators of no-huddle offenses when he started using the system at Glenville State and later at West Virginia.
More than 20 years later, he's still having success with his go-all-the-time offense at Arizona.
So are several other coaches.
More than a dozen teams switched to no-huddle offenses this season, following a trend that's been growing in recent years.
Ohio State, North Carolina, both Arizona schools, Miami, Mississippi -- the list of new no-huddlers seems to go on and on.
Teams have switched to the no-huddle after opposing defenses started to figure out how to stop the spread. Going no-huddle keeps the defense on its heels, tiring the players and preventing coaches from making substitutions to put the advantage back with the offense.
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