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Gus Malzahn: The Next Tony Franklin?

Article By on 11th July, 2009

... Frankly, I don't see the similarities. They both run up tempo offenses, but in very different ways.

Tony Franklin is a pass first play-caller. He uses the pass to set up the run. Gus Malzahn is a run first play-caller that sets up the pass with the run. Not much of a difference or is there?

The difference lies with the offensive line. Franklin wanted Auburn's lineman to lose weight but Malzahn wants them to gain weight.

While running a high tempo offense your lineman have to get back to line of scrimmage, quickly. With Franklin, that wasn't happening. Even with the weight loss. Why? It's fairly simple, the players or coaches didn't buy into it.

Malzahn is on a mission and has something to prove. He was on...

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