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The Kansas City Chiefs have hired former Nevada coach Chris Ault, the innovator of the ''pistol'' offensive formation that has swept through the NFL, to serve as a special consultant.
Ault's agent, Bob LaMonte, confirmed the hiring to The Associated Press on Monday. It was first reported by the Reno Gazette-Journal, which covered Ault during his college coaching years.
It wasn't clear exactly what his duties will be with the Chiefs.
The pistol offensive formation lines up the quarterback a few yards behind center, but short of the traditional shotgun formation. The idea is to give the quarterback, particularly those with the ability to run the option, more versatility immediately after the snap.
Ault utilized the offense at Nevada with Colin Kaepernick, who led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl this past season.
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Not news but just confirming what we know: Branden Albert is at #Chiefs facility and will be at practice today
— Adam Teicher (@adamteicher) May 14, 2013
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs couldn't have found a better source for help in implementing - and maybe even defending - the pistol offensive system sweeping through the NFL.
The Chiefs have hired former Nevada coach Chris Ault, who used the modified shotgun formation to great success in the college ranks, to serve as a consultant to new coach Andy Reid, offensive...
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