Malzahn Brings Tulsa Up To Speed On No-Huddle Offense

Tuesday, March 20th 2007, 7:57 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Gus Malzahn gets a first look today at the implementation of an offensive strategy he first tried at Arkansas.

Malzahn says the biggest difference will be that head Coach Todd Graham is on board with his no-huddle, spread offense.

With Heisman runner-up Darren McFadden at running back, Malzahn's spread offense never took hold with the Razorbacks last season. Arkansas ended up next-to-last in the Southeastern Conference with an average of 149.5 yards passing and the
most interceptions in the conference with 18.

But the spread is the reason Graham brought in Malzahn, an old friend from their days as fellow high-school coaches.

Malzahn has used the no-huddle approach for years at the high-school level in Arkansas, where he won three state titles.