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Jay Prosch wasn't very excited when Gus Malzahn was hired

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The spread offense is built for speed. It's built to create matchup problems, and to get playmakers the ball in space. It's up-tempo; it's fast-paced and it doesn't need a big bruising fullback.

Last season Gene Chizik decided to move away from the spread and slow things down. He wanted an offense similar to Alabama and LSU's. It was an offense built for Jay Prosch, a transfer player from Illinois. Chizik's new offense never took off, and the rest is history.

With the announcement of Gus Malzahn meant the return of the spread to the plains. Prosch was asked at SEC Media Days if he was excited when he heard the news about Gus Malzahn. Prosch could have said yes, he could have said he's excited that it's a new day, but he was blunt. "At first it wasn't very exciting", Prosch said. "I wasn't really sure exactly if I was going to fit into this offense, but after the spring I'm %100 confident in this offense and what I'm doing".

Gus Malzahn's spread with a powerful fullback could be a dangers combination down on the goal line.

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