Monday, March 10, 2014

Kliff Kingsbury takes on critics of hurry-up no huddle offense.

Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury has once again blasted critics of hurry-up no huddle offenses. His first salvo against HUNH critics was in February on an edition of ESPN's Outside the Lines. His most recent was to USA Today's Laken Litman on Sunday, where he took aim at those who claim the HUNH has safety issues.

“When it becomes a safety issue and people were trying to put it under that guise was when it was kind of frustrating because the basis was that we were putting our players in harm’s way, and in no way, shape or form was that true,” Kingsbury told For The Win.

“I never thought it was a safety issue,” he continued. “I thought it was a style of play issue and if it would have been stated that way I would have had no problem with (other coaches) voicing their opinions. But to say without any sort of evidence it was a safety issue was absurd.”

Kingsbury's response to to coaches who oppose the HUNH: Deal with it.

 “When it first started, there were only a couple plays people were doing really fast and now you see almost an entire playbook of that,” he said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if a team started playing at that tempo for an entire game. I just think that’s the way it’s going. It’s an offensive advantage, so I think people are going to push that to the limit.”

(via USA Today)

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