Originally written on College Football Universe  |  Last updated 10/29/14
Gus Malzahn Spread offenses and up-tempo styles have become popular in college football. Of course, coaches like Chip Kelly and Gus Malzahn are well known for their fast pace play calling. According to a three year study by CoachingSearch.com, Kelly finished tied at No. 7 for the most snaps per game with 77. Malzahn did not even make the top 25 while averaging just 70 snaps per game. At Auburn, his teams were a run first up-tempo style so there were not as many snaps as a team with a lot of pass incompletions. The SEC offensive styles and tough defenses may have also slowed the pace. When Auburn and Oregon last faced each other in the 2011 BCS National Championship, the Tigers had 85 total plays and the Ducks had 73.   Most Snaps Per Game  1. Neal Brown 80, Texas Tech2. Josh Heupel 79, Oklahoma3. Tony Franklin 79, Louisiana Tech4. Chris Ault 79, Nevada5. Kliff Kingsbury 78, Houston/Texas A&M6. Chad Morris 78, Tulsa/Clemson Based on a two to three year study of each coach. S...
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