Coach Brian Kelly’s first SEC game won’t come against a typical SEC opponent, at least from a schematic perspective.
Mississippi State is in the third season of the Mike Leach experiment after poaching the seasoned coach from Washington State. Leach is a disciple of Hal Mumme, the architect of the “air-raid” offense, and he’s one of only a handful of coaches to keep the concept alive in 2022.
Essentially, the air-raid is a spread offense that generally features four receivers out wide with one running back in the backfield with the quarterback in the shotgun. As the name would suggest, it’s characterized by high-volume passing.
At his press conference on Monday, Kelly broke down the challenge Leach’s offense will pose in his SEC coaching debut.
“I have such great respect for coach Leach, and obviously, it starts with the offense,” Kelly said. “It is a precision offense, it is extremely well-coached and there’s a level of, I would say, patience and persistence that you need on defense because ifBy: LSU Tigers Wire
Title: Brian Kelly breaks down challenges Mississippi State’s air-raid offense will pose on Saturday
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