Most everyone knows that Mike Leach tutored under Hal Mumme, who first began tinkering with the Air Raid in high school back in the 80s. Mumme, the former head man at Kentucky and New Mexico State and now running the show at McMurray, was recently featured in a lengthy interview on SBNation.
For all the passing that goes on in the Air Raid, a big shakeup on the ground any given Saturday is more than possible, says Mumme.
"You may not have the physical advantage, but you have the mental advantage going into a game. You never think you're out of it. That's always been my philosophy. Because you're so good at the extreme, one or two times a year you can go to the opposite because people overplay it so much. One or two times a year, we have a really good game rushing the football. One or two times a year, Georgia Tech will have a really big day throwing the football. It doesn't happen a lot, it happens when people give it to you. That's the way I like playing," says Mumme.
A quick glance at Leach's final two seasons at Texas Tech shows Leach's team ran for 185 yards one week in ‘09. The year prior, Leach's Red Raiders outrushed (and certainly shocked) Nebraska in a 37-31 overtime win by winning the ground war by a 137-114 margin.
For the complete interview with Mumme, click here
Newsline: The Air Raid surprise?
Cougfan Top Stories
Feel the love, says June D. Cougs win again!THE ICE-WATER-in-their veins road warriors otherwise known as the Washington State women's basketball team did it again today, defeating Iowa's Hawkeyes in front of 5,000 Iowa City…
CougfanYesterday at 2:27 PM
Isaac Dotson: WSU's Swiss Army knifePULLMAN -- Isaac Dotson, the Cougs' senior WILL linebacker, has seen just about every corner of the defense under Washington State defensive coordinator Alex Grinch.
CougfanYesterday at 12:30 PM
Leach on CFC TV: I’ll take John Wayne any dayPULLMAN – Mike Leach tends to be at his most loquacious when discussing subjects other than football. Take movies, for example. In a brief post-practice press confab, Leach talked…
CougfanSaturday at 6:02 PM
Cougar O a bit rusty on Day TwoPULLMAN -- After an unseasonably balmy first session, the Cougars’ second spring practice was met with rain and even a little hail. And it seemed that poor weather threw off the…
CougfanSaturday at 3:59 PM
Wily vet Ivana Kmetovska keeping dream aliveJUNE DAUGHERTY'S scrappy guards have earned a ton of attention in the Cougars' deep post-season run but come Sunday in a noon Pacific time tip off at Iowa in the WNIT Elite Eight,…
CougfanSaturday at 11:06 AM