OU receivers like Air Raid offense
Ponca City Now - April 1, 2015 7:58 am
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – It didn’t take long for Oklahoma’s receivers to buy into Lincoln Riley’s Air Raid offense.
Some say they weren’t sure what to think when Oklahoma hired Riley away from East Carolina to run the offense. After getting started with spring practice, everyone is all in because the opportunities are seemingly endless. The Sooners are looking forward to unveiling the new system at the spring game on April 11.
The offense emphasizes the use of signals to minimize confusion and take advantage of speed.
The bigger change for Oklahoma’s receivers will be adjusting to the tempo. As offensive coordinator, Riley’s East Carolina team ran 82 plays per game last season, about 10 more than Oklahoma. The fast pace was a key reason the Pirates ranked third nationally in yards passing per game.