Inside The Bills

The year Chan ran no huddle all season

Posted by Chris Brown on August 16, 2012 – 8:18 am

As we covered in our front page story on, Chan Gailey calls the no huddle approach employed in the team’s first preseason game last week as just “an element” of their offense, not their identity. But at one time and for one entire season for Gailey the no huddle was all his offense knew.

“I know people don’t realize this, we were no huddle when I was in college in 1984,” Gailey told 

Gailey was the head coach at Troy University at the time, and the no huddle was extremely successful. It was also used all the time in every game for the entire season.

“On every snap of every game except the kickoff and field goals,” said Gailey. 

How successful was Gailey and his team? 

Troy won the Division II National Championship in an 18-17 victory over North Dakota State.

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