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Many no huddle coaches believe that switching to an up tempo approach involves much more than just doing it on the practice field. It really is a wholesale change from practice to your off season program.

Down at Tennessee Dave Lawson is bringing a no huddle attitude into the weight room.

This off season everything is not only faster paced, but it's also unpredictable in the weight room. Players explain that the philosophy now is to "get comfortable being uncomfortable" and Lawson and his staff have transitioned to a lower weight, higher rep program than what they were used to last season.

"He does't treat us like a bunch of weight lifters, or bodybuilders, he treats us like athletes," one player said. "He's training us for the game, not just to lift."

Author: Doug Samuels
Doug Samuels has been with FootballScoop since 2011. Samuels joined the FootballScoop staff after serving as a college scout as well as an assistant coach at the college level, where he was fortunate enough to have coached every offensive position by age 24. Samuels is a lifelong Michigan State fan, no huddle enthusiast, and currently coaches high school football in West Michigan.