Football 101: Mountaineers spread the wealth

Updated: November 28, 2006, 12:01 PM ET
By Bob Davie | Special to
Rich Rodriguez was the first coach in the country to run the spread no-huddle offense successfully at the major college level. He was also the first coach to adapt the scheme, staying ahead of defensive adjustments made to try to defend against it. No wonder offensive staffs from schools such as Florida, Texas A&M, California, Ohio State, Alabama and many others visited West Virginia last spring.

Bob Davie

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Bob Davie, a veteran college football coach of 25 years, most recently as head coach at the University of Notre Dame, serves as an analyst on college football game telecasts and select studio shows.