COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEW: #59 OHIO
June 16, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
In the months leading up to the 2011 season, Ohio coach Frank Solich decided to implement a full-time no-huddle offense. His reasoning? “Our average gain per play has really been good,” he said. “We need more plays.”
Considering the Bobcats shattered school records for points, total yards and passing yards with their new attack, Solich and his staff apparently made the right choice. And with junior quarterback Tyler Tettleton back to run the no-huddle, Ohio plans to push its scheme even further in 2012.
“We’re looking to operate at a little faster tempo yet,” Solich says. “We’re working with double cadences, things that will give us the possibility to get out of a bad play and get into something else.”
Tettleton, a third-team All-MAC pick who threw for 3,302 yards and 28 touchdowns last season while rushing for 658 yards and 10 scores, lost the top three members of his supporting cast, most notably wide receiver LaVon Brazill, a sixth-round pick of the Indianapolis Colts.