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Number of no-huddle offenses on the rise

TUCSON, Ariz. — 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.