In response to this article about jumping on the Gus Bus, the author left the impression that he had some angst about how well the AU defense would play. I left this comment...
Please don’t take this as a personal attack. It is not meant to be.
I feel all the angst about running a HUNH offense, but I truly
believe it is all misdirected. The amount of time any defense spends on
the field of play, is solely the responsibility of that defense. No one
has delivered a concrete argument showing how an offense scoring in 49
seconds has any real deflating effect on an effective defense.
I believe quite the opposite. If your offense can score at will, the
defense should be more pumped to get back out there and get the offense
the ball back the quickest way possible.
There is not an offense in the country that is directly responsible
for the amount of time any defense spends on the field. Ideally I would
like to see the AU offense back out on the field in less than two
minutes after finishing a drive in the end zone. That is how defenses
should approach their mission.
Let me know what you think about this in the comments below.