Rodriguez is 2-0 with no-huddle offense
New Arizona head football coach Rich Rodriguez speaks during a press conference Tuesday Nov. 22, 2011, in Tucson, Arizona at the McKale Center. (AP Photo/ Arizona Daily Star, Benjie Sanders) Image by AP
Reporter: Jason Barr; Sports Director
TUCSON (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.