New no-huddle

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Authors: Sean Star

The Colorado State football team may have a new offensive weapon in the making.

The Rams worked on their new no-huddle offense Tuesday and offensive coordinator Dan Hammerschmidt plans to implement the strategy if need be.

“I’d like use it just to change the pace of the game,” said Hammerschmidt.

Junior quarterback Caleb Hanie will now use a wristband to call out plays to his receivers at the line of scrimmage instead of memorizing them in his head like before.

“The main thing is to be patient, make the calls, make sure everyone knows what they are doing and then look at the defense,” said Hanie.

After signaling the play to the receivers, the quarterback then calls out the blocking assignments to the offensive line.

As for the old no-huddle offense, “We didn’t like it, so we didn’t use it,” said Hammerschmidt.

Quote of the day: “That was a terrible call, I think it was a makeup. on the road, you got to expect that.” – Coach Hammerschmidt on senior Nnamdi Ohaeri’s 60-yard run that was called back because of a holding penalty during Saturday night’s win versus Fresno State.

Injury Report: Hanie suffered a sprained ankle in the fourth quarter of the Fresno State game and said he was at “75 percent” on Tuesday; the junior said he expects to play this weekend. Freshman Tim Walter (knee) and senior Dustin Osborn (ankle) practiced Tuesday and are scheduled to play Saturday after sitting out the previous three games.

Staff writer Sean Star can be reached at sports@collegian.com.

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