The other reason why this might be advantageous is that no one else is doing it and your opponent would be severely thrown off, Long says.
“It’s fourth-and-seven — most defenses run off the field. And now they’re going to stay out there. ‘What? How come the punt team isn’t coming out?’ ”
Long says he hasn’t decided whether he’ll actually institute this radical idea, calling it a “day-to-day theory.”
Either way, it’s encouraging to see a coach think so outside the box. Such a change would quickly make the Aztecs one of the more exciting teams to watch not just in the Mountain West Conference, but the entire country.